I'm trying to share my Sequel Pro favourites between my iMac and my Macbook Air. The method I'm using is this:
- On the iMac, ove Favorites.plist from
~/Application Support/Sequel Pro/Datato
- On the iMac, make a symbolic link to the Favorites.plist file (in Dropbox) and move that link into the
~/Application Support/Sequel Pro/Datafolder;
- On the Macbook, make a symbolic link to the Favorites.plist file (in Dropbox) and move that link into the
~/Application Support/Sequel Pro/Datafolder
In both steps 2 and 3 I need to rename the symbolic link file from
Favorites.plist symlink to
Favorites.plist in order to Sequel Pro to pick up on it.
What I find is that Sequel Pro on both machines opens with the favourites in place, but changes to the favourites are not reflected on the other machine and do not seem to be passed back to the original in Dropbox (there is no 'sync activity' indicator on the Dropbox icon). Further investigation reveals that, after opening Sequel Pro, the act of saving changes to the favourites (or of quitting the app, which I guess updates the favorites.plist as part of the quitting process) apparently changes the symbolic link into a regular text file rather than updating the original.
Is this expected behaviour?
Extra info: OSX 10.9.5, Sequel Pro 1.1