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Questions about copying in the context of file managemenent and backing up.

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How do I create a batch file to insert text from a .txt to a new txt and repeat the task?

wow, bad title, but here is what I am looking to do. Text-file-1 contains: 123.com 234.com 567.com I need to have those values inserted into a new document in 2 places, and them move to the next ...
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sudo cp with wildcard syntax doesn't do anything in Linux

I have a directory containing files that are owned by root, from this directory I wish to copy all the files ending with errorAll to another directory. My wildcard syntax is correct because performing ...
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Vista download for re-installation [duplicate]

I need a copy of Vista Home Premium to re-install it on my laptop. I have searched many sites to find a copy, but can not find a download. Can anyone point me in the right direction to get a ...
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How can I set a count down timer in perl for doing a function repeatedly?

I am copying a file from one file to another. I want to check whether the source file is available or not repeatedly in every 10 secs. How can I check it in between copying?
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How can I make bash cut and paste to the X selection?

In bash under an xterm, how can I get Ctrl-k / Ctrl-y to cut and paste to the X selection?
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How can I transfer my licensed software (Office 2013- Visual Studio) to another computer? [on hold]

My laptop has failed but my hard-drive seems to be ok. I got several licensed software in my hard-drive that i need to transfer them to another computer. I understand that just copying will not work ...
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How to wait for 3 mints if the n/w got disconnected while copying in Rsync without failing using perl script?

I have to transfer 2-3 GB using Rsync.Everything is working fine, but my network got disconnected sometimes, and the entire process got failed. I want to retry it for the network for every 3 mints, ...
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Script to scan through several directories, look for a file and copy it to a new name.

Hopefully someone can help me out here. I need to clean up some data on a regular interval but short of doing it manually I haven't come up with a good solution. Here is the flow that I go through ...
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prevent excel formatting as number

I have to copy from SQL Server Management Studio often. Many of our ID column fields are filled with numbers but have the data type varchar. When copying output from SSMS to Excel MSOffice determines ...
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Problems copying some but not all mp3 files from external drive

When moving from my old Vista pc to my new Win 8.1 pc I am facing problems copying data. I have moved all my audio books to an NTFS formatted external usb drive and the problem is that when copying ...
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Copy file by type with folder structure

I have a big tree of file something like folderA folderB file.any file.txt folderC folderD folderE file.txt file.any I need to copy all *.txt files with folder tree. ...
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Can the “Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties?” halt be stopped when copying files?

When I copy data on my computer, I get a dialogue box with the message Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties? I know why this message pops up, but it does not make it ...
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How to copy files and keep the structure?

I have a text file with a list of filenames c:\superawesome\lame.mp3 c:\noyoucant\wujuu.mp3 d:\bottle\water.obj And I want to copy the same file structure in a different location (e:\backup). The ...
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I Want to Copy all Images from my Whole Computer to a single folder…?

I Want to Copy all Images In Any Format like .jpg .png .gif ect. from my pc Hard drive that is in 2 Partition c: , D: to a Single folder. (From Folders & Sub folders Both) Note:- No of Images :- ...
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How to copy file from Network drive to local drive?

Is there a batch file or utility to copy file from this network drive location: 192.168.0.10\prereq\wu\Certif\LRH9\ALB0642\AHS6 to my local drive C:\user ?
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Windows 7 - Cannot move or copy things to the folder [duplicate]

Just a minute ago I had to remove a virus from that folder. It was removed and I had to restart my computer because of it. It's now successfully removed but whenever I try to move or copy something to ...
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Make the background/text colour follow another cells background or text colour

Ok so I have a large spreadsheet (so I don't want to have to set each cells colour individually or manually) and I have many cells copying other cells. So for instance I have cells N9, N 3, N80, N117 ...
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Copy2Contact - need advice

Can't find "copy gadget to gmail by url" in google labs but really want to try it out. Sounds perfect! Help? I've tried to look it up, I looked on Google Play .. just can't seem to figure out how ...
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Copying folder from one Unix server to another, updating owners IDs

I'm using the method described here to copy a directory from one Unix server to another (both Ubuntu 14.04): rsync -aruv localfolder/ user@server:destination/ I need to keep the same owners and ...
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bat file to move parent folder ONLY containing PDFs into a new location and then delete the old parent folder

I need the bat file to scan a directory and look at all of the subfolders. If a subfolder contains any PDFs then I need that parent folder to be moved into a new location and then deleted from the old ...
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How To Synchronize Directories in two different external hard disks?

I have few big folders "cosmo_sim_9", "cosmo_sim_10".... in one of my external hard disk, and a old copy of this on another external hard disk. I want to Synchronize old directories with the new ...
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Avoiding users to corrupt and use a script

Is it possible to deny the right to copy files? I have a script which should be executable by others. They are also allowed to read the file (though it would not be a problem to forbid reading). But ...
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Copy file in batch script? [duplicate]

I have a folder called HUD and it needs to go to c:/.../Steam/. Can't find how I need to do it. This is my script: @echo off title[*] Yannick's Gui's installer :a: echo [*] Yannick's Gui's ...
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Microsoft Word 2010

I'm trying to copy a built in style (Heading 1) which has been edited from one document to another using the import/export style. I get no errors, but the style does not copy across.
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CMD copy specific file types from one location to another

Hi guys im currently working in a school and Ive created a script to scan all student folders for sepcific file types, I was wondering if there was a way I could have it make a copy of the specific ...
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How do I copy all these e-mail addresses, and only the address is at once? [closed]

I want to email ALL of my state representatives on an issue of great importance to me. Instead of tediously copying and pasting each email address one at a time, I would REALLY love to just copy all ...
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Powershell Network Copy Script very slow

We have a main files server for a local office, I placed a ESXI host in one of our data centres, I used the recursive copy function to create a small powershell script, and scheduled this for 9pm. For ...
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DOS command to remove file_001.* copies, but only if file.* exists

Didn't find the answer, hope it has not already been answered here. I have a tree of directories containing files and sometime a copy at the same location. This copy is identified by some string, ...
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Usage reported by Copy App is a lot less than actual usage?

I have recently signed up with Copy (the cloud storage app) and installed the Windows Desktop client. I copied approx 110MB (13,200 files / 3,000 folders) to my Copy folder and everything appeared to ...
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How do you copy the value from one cell in one worksheets to two cells in consecutive rows in another worksheet by dragging down?

How do you copy the value from one cell in one worksheets to two cells in consecutive rows in another worksheet by dragging down? Example: Worksheet 1: 1 2 3 Worksheet 2: 1 1 2 2 3 3
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OS X: Copying only files without a special string in filename

I have to copy only files from a folder that don't have following string in its filename: NNNNxNNNN (a 3 or 4 digit number followed by the character x followed by a 3 or 4 digit number again -> it's ...
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Excel 2011 conditional formatting, problems w/ adding deleting rows

I have a standard form I use that requires an row to be highlighted one of 7 colors when a condition is met in a cell in that row. The form varies wildly in length. Currently, I am using conditional ...
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copying file from UNC path to startup folder on Windows 7 machines

I have sucessfully figured out how to copy a file to "\machinename\C$\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\startup" however I want to run this as part of an existing startup batchfile. I ...
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Copy from sheet2 to sheet1 based on if values match

The goal of this code is to iterate through a column in sheet1 and check to see if each value matches that of values in a row in sheet2. If the value matches, copy 5 rows of information from sheet2 ...
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The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folders but I can't edit it [duplicate]

I want to move a file but its filepath/filename is too long. Its context menu only shows a reduced list of options and rename isn't in the list, pressing F2 after selecting the file in the file ...
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How do I physically replace an internal dual-boot hard-disk, without fresh OS reinstall?

On dual boot Win XP SP3 || Lx Ubuntu 14.04 LTS aka Trusty, I need to upgrade my /dev/sda (disk 0) to a bigger disk. /dev/sda has 7 volumes (logical and extended partitions) and 2 OS (XP and Trusty). I ...
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Changing the number in Excel each time I print (and for a range)

Basically I want to add an addittional input box for range printing. Change the code from this thread: Changing the number in Excel each time I print to include another input box to determine the ...
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FFmpeg pass through

I've a number of downloaded FLV files which I would like to convert to MP4. They are already in the correct format so I am told all I need to do is to remux the video and audio streams into an MP4 ...
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Windows 8 “Copy As Path” from search

In Windows Explorer, I like to use the "Copy As Path" feature, which is as follows: Right-click on a file while holding down the Shift key, and choose "Copy As Path" from the context menu. This ...
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How to copy content of popup

I want to copy "Recent inbox messages". Is it possible? The thing is, when I move mouse to hover it, popup disappears. I am using Safari 7 on Mac.
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copy /a, copy /b - use of this options

On Microsof Windows Server 2008 (R1), 32-Bit, I have some trouble understanding the use of as well as the difference between copy /a and copy /b The Technet Article on copy doesn't help me much: ...
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Batch copy gives errors, xcopy works fine

I am writing a general file backup program. It searches the drive for files matching a set of types and then writes them to a folder on the desktop. I wrote it using xcopy on Windows XP but upon ...
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what is the fastest way to copy all data to a new larger hard drive?

I was certain this would have been covered before, but I cannot find an answer amongst all the almost-duplicates that come up; sorry if I've missed something obvious. I have a full 320gb disk inside ...
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Is copy speed depends on or vary with file-types?

I want to know is file-copy speed is depends-on/vary-with file-types? For same size file but difference in type of file (Ex: exe, dll, zip, ppt etc.). If It is depends then Why/How?
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Fast way to sync HDD and Flash Drive?

I need to manually sync my HDD to my Flash drive. What I mean by sync is, the HDD must be an exact copy of the Flash drive but not vice versa. Currently every time I need to sync, I simply erase my ...
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Files deleted in mac?

I was going to move my files by copying and pasting them to another drive but the system said that there are not enough space to do that and after all of my files which were pictures has been deleted. ...
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ZFS + dedup: copy many small files fast

I'm running a ZFS backup server (with deduplication) to backup websites and store them with retention. To do this, I transfer all files to the backup server during the first backup, and make a copy of ...
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Fastest way to copy 1TB safely over the wire [duplicate]

I want to transmit a 1TB file over the internet. I have control over both machines (sender unix, receiver linux). I can open FTP, OpenVPN, NFS, ... So far resuming for some reason is not stable on ...
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how to append to screen buffer file

If I have multiple log files open in several screens and I want to copy all useful traces to a single file. So I initially copy them to screen scrollback buffer file. Doing ">" after selecting text ...
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Is there a way to trigger a copy via command line that uses the progress dialog on Windows 8?

I'm writing a batch job that needs to copy a directory of database backups from a network drive to the local machine. When I manually move these files in Windows 8 I get a nice copy dialog that shows ...