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What's the smartest way to copy-rename (backup) several files in different folders at once in the shell?

I want to copy-backup several files in different folder at once before updating ntpd. Example (one file only): sudo cp /usr/sbin/ntpd /usr/sbin/ntpd.old Files: /usr/bin/sntp /usr/bin/ntp-keygen ...
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Copy files with extension - search subfolders

Copying ttf files from one folder to another using wildcard "**/*ttf", however this is not searching the files in sub-folders as well. How can I copy all the files (present in sub-folders as well) ...
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Copy formula with changing references

Need your help because I am not sure of the correct formula to use (if ever there is one!) in Excel 2010. Say in column A, I have my figures (A1 to A1000). Suppose in column B I need to get the ...
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How to copy all the files from a folder but the symlink

I'd like to copy everything recursively from a folder but the files symlinked from an other directory, how can I achieve that?
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How do I copy multiple files from multiple directories to a single directory, but only copying new or edited files?

I work on my laptop to create a number of files of varying formats in nested sub-directories. Other files also exist in these directories that I am not interested in copying. Essentially, I want to ...
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Automatically retrieve a set of files from all domain computers

Is there any PowerShell script or piece of free or commercial utility software that could be run on a server on demand and which would copy a particular set of files from a particular location on all ...
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How to append a CR to end of all .txt files in a directory

Is there an easy way to do this? I'm actually combining about 500 files using copy *.txt myoutputFile.txt. The problem is, that command inserts the new/next file at the current/end position of the ...
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How to copy from couple folders back to the current directory?

I just came to an interesting question in Linux. I want to find a shortcut for copying from multiple folder back in the path to the current path. For example: A/B/C/D/E> cp ../../../example.txt . ...
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Does having “More details” on when copying a file make the copying go slower?

When I turn "More details" on: Does it go slower than having "Fewer details" on: In this case, I'm copying from my internal drive to my external, but what would happen if I was copying a file ...
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Copy all files, skip those already existing, and delete those in destination not in source

I imagine this could be done with Robocopy - I want to copy my music library from its folder on my PC to my mp3 player. I have ~5000 songs, and I'll probably run the copy every time I add an album. ...
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Windows :command copy usage

I want to copy files(type .scr files) to my network (domain connected ) connected using command prompt or through copy command; is it possible? How do I copy files or share the files throughout ...
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windows: copy a selected file in a subdirectory and preserve directory structure

I want to copy selected files in a sub directory from the source folder to a destination folder, at the same time, preserve the directory structure. Source source_dir sub1 file_1 file_2 sub2 ...
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Linux Copy Files in Mount Location Very Slow

In RHEL 5.5 Linux, I have a Folder //ELG which is a Mount location on shared Directory //AMC [ type cifs (rw,mand)] Inside //ELG/X1/SMART001 there are 3 files of 200 MB size ...
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Cygwin responds with Permission Denied when I try to copy a file

I am a complete beginner to Cygwin and am trying to copy a file. cp /cygdrive/c/Users/name/Downloads/file_name . Cygwin responds with cp: cannot create regular file `./file_name': Permission ...
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Using Batch File to Transfer files to flash drive when connected [duplicate]

I have about 1,000 flash drives that I need to move a set of files onto. I'm looking for a way to reduce the amount of time this will take. Thoughts: Attach task to the event of connecting flash ...
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Why can't one of my files be copied?

I have this mp4 video file on one of my portable hard drives, which could not be copied. It could be played perfectly directly from my portable hard drive but when I copy it to my internal hard ...
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How to copy a btrfs filesystem

How can make a full copy of the contents of a btrfs filesystem? By full copy I mean not only the current data, but also different subvolumes with their snapshots, ideally preserving their CoW ...
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How to create a bat file to create folder on share and copy specific folders contents of all user profiles

I am trying to create a batch file to create a network folder based on computer name and then copy the desktop, My Documents, Favorites from each profile to that share. So destination should be ...
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How can I un-concatenate a bunch of files?

I accidentally made a backup of folder using "copy folder folder_backup" and got a file called folder_backup. It contains all the bits of the folder. And I accidentally deleted the folder. How do I ...
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Using Mac OS X terminal to copy a selection of folders to a new location, with merge behavior

I have a folder 'foo' that contains a lot of sub folders, e.g. foo |---20101 |---20102 |---20103 |---20111 |---20112 |---20113 There are way more than this, but hopefully it explains the ...
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Copy all files from an HTTP folder location to a local folder

I'm a student and need to pull down lots of stuff from my professor’s website, preferably retaining some of the folder structure. I'm working on Windows boxes and have access to Windows XP, Windows ...
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OSX - Recover original timestamp after command line copy

Is it possible to recover the original time stamp (date added, date modified) of files after copying them (command line, cp -r folder) The original files are gone.
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Copy file from my local machine to itself using network

Is it possible to send a file from my local computer to my local computer through the network? (Linux prefered) It must use the network because my goal is to check the transfer speed. I don't use two ...
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Cannot copy to file share located in D: volume

I have a service running on a machine (Call this Machine A) that generates files and copies those files to a remote share on another machine (Machine B). Machine B, I had two shares set up: One on ...
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linux copy command no destination

I want to just copy some files and paste them somewhere else in another command. The reason is my source and my destination are on two different servers and I need to switch to a new server before ...
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Windows command to copy file forcefully when that file is used by another process

I am copy a file using copy command. But its throwing some error. copy /y ..\BuildLog.htm . Error is : The process cannot access the file because its used by another process XCOPY /Y is also ...
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Copying files cross the network

Two computer is connected via network cable. Comp A and CompB. CompA has 2 GB RAM and CompB has 4 GB RAM. I am trying to copy 50GB data(1 file not many files) from CompB to CompA. 1) Make the ...
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Copy in use files with security Permissions

Is there a free Windows utility that will let me copy folders and sub folder contents with their NTFS security permissions and let me copy in use files?
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Unix command for recursively copying files

I need a unix command for the following: Directory Structure /project /images /products /cup.jpg /laptop.jpg /designs /alpha.jpg ...
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Large files fail on transfer

When transferring files larger than ~17GB to/from a Windows Storage Server 2008, user gets error along the lines of "Could not complete transfer, do you want to try again?" Trying again always fails. ...
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Duplicate SCSI HHD to SATA SSD

I got the Cavalry Dual Bay SATA Hard Drive Duplicator Docking Station and it works great when I Clone/Duplicate SATA Hard Drives but I have a couple of SCSI HHDs that I want to Clone/Duplicate but the ...
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How can i automatically (silently) copy files off removable devices?

I'm looking for a way to automatically have my computer copy all files (or specific files based on extension) from removable devices plugged in (USB sticks/HDDs/phones etc) to a designated folder on ...
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Copy all files from one place to another whilst keeping group permissions

I'm trying to copy files from one place to another, I am using this: cp -R /from/ /to/ However, whilst this is keeping the standard permissions, it is setting the group permissions to 0 0 ...
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Windows 8 hides / data copied from a Windows 7 computer. Or am I losing my mind?

I've had this happen two different times: 1) I backed up a client's hard drive to my large backup drive. 2) I do initial Windows 8 setup on new Laptop. 3) I pull the hard drive from the Windows 8 ...
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Transfer files from Ubuntu Server to Windows

I have a webpage in a Ubuntu Server, and I use ssh to connect to it. Now I'm looking for a solution to transfer files (indeed, to transfer the backups generated there automatically) to my Windows ...
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Copy files on Mac by using regular expression

I have close to hundreds of .fastq files in different subfolders under a shared drive along with many big files such as .bam files. I want to copy only the .fastq files to another location in a same ...
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Copy files with a certain extension into a folder

I want to find all the PDF files from the computer and put them into a folder. So far, I have this: mkdir d:\test chcp 65001 d: FOR /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir /s /b *.pdf') DO copy "%%a" d:\test\ ...
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XCOPY not copying directories

I am trying to copy one directory to another directory. It seems I can copy a file but directories won't copy. Running this at cmd: XCOPY C:\Drivers C:\Users\lenovo\Desktop Gives 0 File(s) ...
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Pattern matching for directory path

Can I use pattern matching with the copy or move command? What I wanted to do is copy the file a.txt from D:\1\2\datehere\a.txt to another folder let us say D:\new. The problem is that the source ...
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What is the exact capacity of 1000GB HDD?

1 GiB = 1024 * 1024 * 1024 bytes 1 GB = 1000 * 1000 * 1000 bytes That is easy! I don't want to talk about this! I have laptop which should have (according to seller) 1000 GB. That is 1000 000 000 ...
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How to prevent file copy, restricted by file size?

I am the administrator of about 800 PC under Windows XP/7 with Active Directory. To limit the exchange of Divx, I'm looking for a software which prevents the copy of all file of more than 400 MB. ...
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File copy slow from desktop

When I copy a large file like 5GB+ from one server share to another server share using my desktop, why is it so much slower than if I login to the server and copy it to the very same place? I mean I ...
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how to throttle file copy

I need to duplicate a 3TB disk by copying from one to another. They're housed in separate docks (no fan). It will take at least 8hrs to copy this much data through USB 2.0 and im concerned about disks ...
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App / Script to get extra confirmation before copying files to a folder in Windows

Anyone know any app to give me an extra confirmation (would be great with a custom message) before copying / overwriting files in a directory in Windows? I need this so i do not copy new code to a ...
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Linux - How can I copy text by selecting it, and automatically send it to an application I choose?

I'm browsing the web searching for some information and copying some of them in kile for LaTeX editing. The way I do this is selecting with the mouse the text i'm interested in, move to the workspace ...
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How to copy only new files AND only those that are modified after a certain date?

I would like to copy files from one drive to another, but I only want to copy source files that are newer than the destination file. BUT, I also want to only copy source files that have been changed ...
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How do I copy and synchronize my files from WinXP to Win8?

I'm trying to migrate my files from WinXP to Win8, but they use different paths. WinXP uses C:\Documents and Settings and Win8 uses C:\Users. Plus, WinXP uses Chloe\My Documents\My Music, while Win8 ...
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How do I ignore errors with Unison?

I'm trying to synchronize two directories using Unison, however if it encounters a file with an error, then it skips the entire directory! I don't believe it should skip the whole directory, and ...
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How do I copy the results of a calculation without copying the formula behind it? Open Office Calc

How do I copy and paste only the results of a calculation without copying the formula behind it? I'm learning to use Open Office Calc. I remember other spreadsheets that had a values function, or ...
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Copy one list of files to another

I have a list of files extracted from a table in a SQL database. The file can be either a delimited text file or an excel spreadsheet, whichever works best. The file looks like this ...