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ILIAS Synchronising Tool

My university Hochschule Luzern uses ILIAS as an open source e-learning and content management platform.

The main part of the publishing process for ILIAS looks like this: The lectureres publish their content (presentations, scripts, software, ..) to ILIAS and the students download it afterwards. It is possible to set up a notification for related changes. However the students still have to copy the files to the local computer manually.

To make this a bit easier, I’ve developed a synchronisation tool with PowerShell. It consists of four script files:
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Update Hostfile with Chrome/Firefox Plugin

Domain-ip mapping is essential in developing new websites as you have to test URLs without changing DNS entries.

Yet I’ve always update the local host file which requires in most cases a restart of the browser. This is a busy an troublesome issue.

Luckily there’s for everything a plugin, tool or script, this also goes for host file updates via Chrome/Firefox plugin.
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