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pscp copy file remotely from Windows to Linux

I need to copy file from my Windows XP system to remote Linux system. Win location : c:\1.txt LInux location:/tmp What should be the command? EDITED: pscp is recognized and OK on my PC.I CAN ...
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Rate of Copying a Large File to a USB drive decreases as file size increases

I am using a 1.5TB Seagate USB Drive, formatted with NTFS, attached to a Linux Computer. I am copying a 70GB File to the drive. I have noticed that the file size of the copy has started increasing ...
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How to copy lots of files between two computers, without network?

I want to copy around 50Gb of files from my desktop to my work laptop. For some reason, the laptop won't connect to my home network. I haven't had any luck with a direct ethernet connection either, ...
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How to copy/paste properly in Mac OS X?

For some reason when I copy a file from one folder and paste to a target folder (highlighted) it pastes the file several levels up, instead of in the target folder. I then have search up or down for ...
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How to take a snapshot of a directory on Linux as it was at a particular point in time?

I have a directory containing a lot of result log files (directory size ~ 4GB), and a set of processes running that keep on writing to these files. To be able to correctly analyze the results at a ...
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Transactional copy/paste? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Intelligent file copy/move software ? Does anyone know of a utility / Windows hack that would do all copy and move operations in NTFS transactions? I hate it when I ...
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How can I get command prompt to merge my files in name order?

I'm using the copy command in command prompt to merge all the files in a directory, for a number of directories. The problem is, I need to edit the first file in each directory before I merge. This ...
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Preserving file extension in WinHTTrack

I seem unable to find the option to preserve file extensions when copying a site using WinHTTrack (i.e. index.aspx is renamed to index.html). Is this possible? Google turns up nothing.
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Resume interrupted file copy Mac OS X

My laptop froze up in the middle of a (large) file copy from my desktop (over a simple LAN). The copy operation was about 2/3 complete when this happened and I was just wondering how (if at all) I can ...
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Ways of file copy

I sometimes found that when using simple right-click and copy-and-paste, some files/directories are not copied completely or not at all, because of various reasons, such as some saved webpage ...
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How to copy user's profile from one terminal desktop to another?

we are using two terminal desktop servers of same versions at work. there is server A and B. Users tend to have only one fully customized user profile only at A or B. We want them to connect to load ...
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How to verify if my copy operation is complete in Windows 7?

Yesterday, I was leaving some job of copying a directory to run overnight. This morning however, I found the computer had restarted because of Windows Update or something. I was wondering if there ...
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Recovering data from a hard drive with bad sectors

A friend of mine recently gave me a laptop that wasn't booting past the Windows screen. I replaced the hard drive with a new one and put the old hard drive in my comp. to try and recover the data. ...
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'copy' always leaves a blank line at the end of a file. Why?

When I use the DOS Copy command to copy multiple files into one file the result always has an extra blank line (cursor return line feed) at the end. How do I avoid creating this blank line?
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Copied directory appears to become larger at destination

I have the following code as part of a shell script: while [ $(ps -ef | awk '{print $2}' | grep -F "$CPPID") ]; do sleep 10 awk -v "usbsize=$(/bin/df | grep -F $DEVICEMOUNTPOINTQ | awk ...
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auto copy newest folders and images in MyPictures folder to USB drive

I drop lots of photos in a day into the My Documents/My Pictures folder. I archive at the end of each day to USB drives, to be stored offsite. What I would like is someway to automate the process. By ...
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Folder transfer over poor sat link

Does anyone know of a tool (exe or script etc.) to manage transfer of large folders over a poor network connection? It would need to be able to handle very slow speeds and network outages, and keep ...
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Why is my file copying slowly?

I am trying to duplicate a folder (around 1GB) in the same directory and the copy rate is quite slow (getting around 600kbps). I can download large files from the Internet faster than that (2/3 ...
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copy on write, less redundant data

I have a folder containing a lot of pictures and a program to update some of the pictures. I want to make a new folder with copy of the old picture and run the program on them but I want to save ...
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Is it possible to copy a set of files, but automatically skip if file already exists?

I know that the copy command has an option to automatically replace a file if it already exists, but I want to know if it is a way to copy the files only if they not already exist (/Y). I do not know ...
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linux cp command with rtorrent

so I`m trying to do the following: When rtorrent finishes download, it should copy files from download dir to another dir called uploads, so the file would be in Downloads dir AND in Uploads dir. ...
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Copy files with filter (XP)

I have a huge folder (over 6GB) with multiple sub-folders that I want to copy onto an external hard drive, however I do not want it to copy any PDF, EXE or ZIP files across to save space. Is there ...
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marking text in Windows 7's command prompt

I use Windows 7's command prompt (cmd.exe) for various tasks. In order to copy text from it, I right click and choose Mark, and then mark the text I want to copy. Sometimes while doing this, the ...
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How to work around Windows error 8x90070057?

So today I was trying to copy a simple .PDF file from a local folder on my machine to a network folder and every time I tried to move the file I would get an error dialog box which would state that I ...
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decrypting a dvd and testing that it is decrypted and playing it locally with its menu?

I have a DVD , it may be decrypted. How do I get it to hard drive decrypt it and see if it is decrypted? I have got it to hard drive... I can get VOB files to play(does that mean it is not ...
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Copying files across hard discs while keeping the original file date?

I copy a lot of files (entire folder hierarchies) from one hard disk to another, or from one SD card to another. The copied files all get the same date (the date when I copied). The original date of ...
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xcopy only copy subdirectories with their contents

As the title says... An example: I have these files & dirs: c:\file.txt c:\a\somefile.txt c:\b\anotherfile.txt And with some magic I want this structure on the destination: ...
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specify the sort order in “copy /b *.dat foo” in Windows cmd

Normally, when I do a copy /b *.data foo in Windows cmd, the *.data files are catenated in the sorted order into the destination file foo. This matches my desired behavior. However, I just met a ...
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How can I clone a protected HD?

I have a copy protected hd. It works perfectly in a kiosk but when I try to clone it using clonezilla, ghost or any other sector to sector copiers I get i/o errors... I think they've ruined some ...
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Why does Outlook crash when trying to copy over calendar events from Facebook?

Sometimes I have events in Facebook that I choose to export. I save the .ics file and then open it which launches Outlook. The event shows up as a lone event in a new calendar. When I open the event ...
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What's the fastest way to generate dir skeleton on win32?

That is, to traverse a dir and create a replica with zero-sized files. I curently use xxcopy /E /TR0 but it's very slow.
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bash script to compare dates within a diven dir (incl. subdirs)

I would like to write a bash script (or just use a command in the CLI) to find all the instances within a given directory and its subdirectories for a given time period copy those files into a ...
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Is it possible to copy my System Preferences to another Mac?

For instance, I want to copy my Expose settings to another mac, as well as power management, appearance, and a couple of other things. Is this possible? If so how do I do it?
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Find document files and copy them to another directory

This is a bit of a basic question but I'm trying to copy all .doc files I find in a directory and copy them to another directory. I know each command: find -name '*.doc' . and: cp filename ...
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How do I copy files from the command prompt?

I need to copy a file from one directory to another and at the same time, change the file extension. How do I do this?
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OSX: copy (command-c) adds to clipboard. How to disable?

Since a while a copy action (command-c) adds the current selection to the clipboard instead of replacing the clipboard. This mostly happens while coding in TextMate but also happened in CSSedit. The ...
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What is the difference between Skip and Don't Copy buttons in Copy File dialog?

This is a silly question. In Windows 7/Vista when a user trying to copy multiple file, it looks like he has five options: Copy and Replace Don't Copy Copy, but keep both files Skip Cancel the ...
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How do I disable the auto-copy-on-select feature of gnome-terminal?

Recently I found the auto-copy on selection feature of gnome-terminal really annoying. However, I tried to look for a way to disable it. As it turns out, there's few documentation for that. I was ...
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How do i copy all the pictures on a website?

I want to copy all the pictures on a site, but I don't know how to do it. Could you please tell me? Shall I use a tool?
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git stash running on crossplatform ntfs folder

I've put my working dir on an ntfs drive so as to be able to work from both windows and ubuntu linux. I've put this one under git. When I try to run "git stash" from ubuntu, I've got the following ...
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OS X file copy fills up the system drive

I have a Mac Mini with a 40GB system drive and the time has come to move all the user data to an external drive, as I only have 750MB left. So I plugged in a 1TB firewire drive and used Finder to ...
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Copy a file from source directory to target base directory and maintain source path

Forgive me, I am probably not using the right terms to describe the problem and misunderstanding the most basic usage for a couple of common commands. I have a simple find statement that is ...
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Whenever I attempt to copy a large number of files to my external hard drive, a blue-screen of death pops up. Is my hard drive fried?

I've been trying to copy a large folder containing hundreds of music files to my external hard drive, which is actually a regular SATA hard-drive inside an enclosure, attached to my laptop via USB. ...
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Tool to copy files with filter and keep folder hierarchy

Required: Option to filter files (regex, extension...) Option to copy directory hierarchy for each file Works on WinXP and Win7 Prefered: Regular expression for file filtering Right click ...
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Nautilus: Copy to same dir name gives a whacky sort sequence: (copy) (another copy) (3rd copy). I want 001, 002

I am using GNU/Linux Ubuntu 10.4 ... the "GNU" should keep Richard Stallman happy; and reasonably so :) The file browser, Nautilus, generates "reading-friendly" names for files which are copied ...
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How can I slow down file-copy speed. (USB drive locks up)

My USB drive (1TB Seagate) locks up whenever I copy a large file (>300MB approx). The computer slowly freezes with not even the mouse working. It seems like an I/O deadlock. However, it works ...
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Why get files changed when copied to external USB drive?

I connected an external USB drive to my computer. According to dmesg it is: scsi 4:0:0:0: Direct-Access DMI WD10EARS-00Y5B1 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4 The case says its a Sharkoon Rapid Case ...
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HP Officejet 7410 AIO: Scanning/copying output is a solid black field

I recently tried to breathe some life back into an old Officejet 7410 for my parents. The printing is fine, but the scanning and the copying respectively produce images and copies that are mostly ...
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Why is Dreamweaver CS5 so slow to sync files when target is local system folder?

Just curious about the cause and if there is a way to speed it up. I'm running MAMP, so I configured a site in DW CS5 to "Connect using: Local/Network" and pointed it to a folder on my computer. ...
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how to copy a file from linux to windows with scp command?

I would like copy a backup file from image vmware linux to windows but i don't know how to process it ? i tried : scp /source/backup.tar.gz admin@x.x.x.x:/c:\ProgrammefilesC:\Documentsand ...