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  1. Configure user options in
  2. Run ./ as your normal user
  3. Confirm that user services are running and enabled: systemctl --user status $name.service; systemctl --user status $name.timer
  4. If errors occur, check journal output: journalctl -r -u $name.service


  1. curlftpfs doesn't support file permissions, thus we must only use -r in rsync
  2. curlftpfs doesn't support temporary files, thus the intermediate temp file step
  3. I mount the share to /media (by design so that my file manager will display it if it is erroneously mounted) but it may be easier for users to mount the ftp share somewhere in $HOME to avoid permissions issues