Super, thanks. I'll update the document over the weekend.

On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 4:19 PM, Patrick Ohly <> wrote:
On Wed, 2014-04-23 at 13:10 +0200, Emiliano Heyns wrote:

> I've pushed out a new version at
> that now adds google
> sync; I'd love it if someone could go over it to see if there are
> mistakes left.

| syncevolution --configure --template none backend=file
| database="file:///tmp/my-contacts-store" databaseformat=text/vcard
| @local local-contacts

| I did not explicitly create the datastore or the contexts; both are
| created when first referenced, and updated if they already exist. I
| also did not explicitly tell SyncEvolution that we're setting up a
| datastore (rather than a sync-config, which we'll set up with a
| similar command); SyncEvolution knows that we're configuring a
| datastore because we are passing it properties that are relevant to
| datastores.

This is not quite correct. SyncEvolution does not look at the properties
to determine what is meant to be changed. That is determined exclusively
by the sync config and source names  (@local and local-contacts in the
example above). The configs corresponding to that will get updated with
the properties from the command line that match the entity that gets
updated (sync properties go into the sync config, source properties into
the source configs, foo/<source property> goes into the config of source

I've only briefly scanned the rest of the document; looks good.

Best Regards, Patrick Ohly

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