Sync one directory to another

I've had to sync one local fileserver directory (and all subdirs) to a remote server on the fly so whatever gets written to the local server appears to the remote.
I did have tried iocron but it's not recursive.
Tested some solutions but all they had some issues.
I ended up using
Works flawlessly for 2months now. (local copy: )
install dependent libs:

#> sudo apt-get install python python-pyinotify python-yaml

Another example - if you want to sync two local dirs - you do it like this:

jobs.yml file:

label: Watch user/dir for added and changed files and cp to user1/dir/
watch: /home/user/dir/
events: ['atrribute_change', 'modify', 'create', 'move']
recursive: true
command: /home/user/ /home/user/dir/ $filename /home/user1/dir/
label: Watch user/dir for remove files and cp to user1/dir
watch: /home/user/dir/
events: ['delete','self_delete']
recursive: true
command: /home/user/dir/ /home/user/dir/ $filename /home/user1/dir/

and the .sh sctipts:

echo "RUN $0 $1 $2 $3" >> /tmp/a
echo cp -a $file $dst/${file:$plen} >> /tmp/a;
cp -a "$file" "$dst/${file:$plen}";
exit $?;

rm "$dst/${file:$plen}";
exit $?;


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