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Is there a way to tell if a file is done copying?

The scenario is this: Machine A has files I want to copy to Machine C. Machine A can't access C directly, but can access Machine B that can access Machine C. I am using scp to copy from Machine A to ...
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Copy directory structure without copying files, on Mac OS X

I'd like to duplicate the directory structure in some directory to another, without copying any actual files. In place of the files, I'd like either a blank file with the same name, or a symlink to ...
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Why can't I copy all files to the root of an SD card?

I have 4GB SD card that I want to put tons of small photos on for a digital photo frame but I cannot copy all the data into the root of the SD card. About half way though the copy it just fails and ...
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Options for high speed data transfer between two computers

What are my options for quickly transferring a large amount of data (videos, pictures, PDFs etc) between two computers? Currently I have to copy from the first computer to an external hard drive, and ...
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Copying Windows Installation to another HD

I have a new HD in my laptop and made a big mistake... i installed debian first and need windows also for some programms which will not run under wine or in VM, so i wanted to install windows now on ...
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Does Robocopy Keep a Log File by Default?

I copied a huge number of files using Robocopy, and recived a note at the end that two files failed. I didn't set a switch to save a log file. Is there a log file saved in a default location ...
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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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How do I queue files instead of simultaneously copying them with Windows?

Windows does not allow me to copy multiple files... Well ofcourse it does when the files are in the same folder however it fails miserably when the files are in seperate folders. Is there any utility ...
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Copy & Paste in VIM

When I copy some lines in the VIM by marking and then right clicking sometimes there are some insert operations that happen and the letter 'p' is added to the file. How can I copy & paste without ...
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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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Can Windows' copy command handle multiple files?

On a Unix system, this command copies two files to a folder named folder: cp foo bar folder On Windows, this is not a valid command: copy foo bar folder The syntax of the command is incorrect. ...
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copy file to multiple folders via batch script

I want to copy a file (file.txt) inside all folders of a given destination. I want to create a batch file that does the job, but I'm not so skilled in Windows batch syntax.
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What's a normal copy speed between two internal hard disks?

I have a PC with two internal SATA 7,200 RPM harddisks: one is a 1 TB Western Digital, and the other is 750 GB. I'm copying data between them, but it seems to be very slow: for example, ...
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How can I copy a file on a network share using a different login with powershell or batch file?

I have a file in a shared location that I want to copy over to my local harddrive. However I will not be running as a user that has access to the share. So I want to be able to authenticate under a ...
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Fastest way of copy files from ext3 to ntfs

First, sorry for my bad english :/ I'm right now on a Ubuntu Live CD and need to copy 500GB of several big files (videos) on a ext3 filesystem to an NTFS filesystem (its an emergency backup since de ...
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How to copy a file from unix to windows machine, from commandline

How to copy a file from unix machine to windows machine, from commandline.
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how to copy file if it is locked by another process

I have some strange behaviour in Windows 7, I can't copy my file or folder if they are locked (some process is using them) how can I disable this feature?
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Is it possible copy text from vim to a system buffer?

I want to copy text from vim, eg. by selecting in visual mode, then ctrl+insert and I'd like to have the copied text in system buffer, so I can paste it anywhere I like with eg ctrl+v. Is it possible ...
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Can I copy the Macintosh HD to migrate my data to a new Mac?

I want to get a new Mac. Can I simply dd a disk image from my older mac's hdd to the new Mac with a bigger HDD (this will be further partitioned, but the old osx drive will fit within one OS X-style ...
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Copy .exe to Explorer.exe

What would happen if an ordinary .exe file is copied to explorer.exe? Will it be automatically running as long as explorer.exe is running? This seems like a major security hole... is it even possible? ...
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Information to the snippet: “scp user@hostb:file user@hostc:”

Suppose you have root access in an unknown server. You want to copy a file from the server to your local machine. Source of the snippet in the title. Challenge: copy to a file from the unknown ...
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How to perform a low level disk copy? (Migrate Windows system from one disk to the other)

Currently, I have a SSD on my computer, I install my OS Windows 7 on it. Unfortunately, it's capability is too small (32GB), it gets full easily, I need to clean up files periodically, it's quite ...
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How to copy information from 1 .PST file to another

I have been using an Outlook Data file for a long time now and have many calendar events, tasks, notes, and contacts. I recently got an exchange account set up and would like to know if there is a way ...
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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 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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How may I copy files from Linux to a Windows machine that is in a domain and requires authentication?

I need a command-line method of copying files from a Linux box to a Windows machine that is in a domain and requires authentication. I cannot install additional software or services on the Windows XP ...
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Windows Vista: Copying from an Admin profile to a standard user

I'm wondering if you could copy all the settings of an Admin-enabled profile to a standard user account? If not, is there an application that can help you achieve this? I didn't know I've been ...
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How do I create an image of a hard drive

I have an old laptop with a 20 gb hard drive, a spare 60 gb hard drive, and I'd like to convert the laptop to use the new larger drive by copying an image of the 20 gb drive onto the new drive and ...
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“Path is Too Deep” error when copying files from PC to NAS

I keep getting a "path is too deep" error when copying files and folders from my PC to a NAS device over the wireless network. Anybody else had this? When I try from Windows command prompt, I get ...
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Copy all files with a certain extension into a single directory (w/o directory structure)

I have been trying to copy all files in the various subdirectories that have a jpg extension located on C: into a single directory on D:. I don't want to preserve the directory structure. This is as ...
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Tool for collecting, managing, copying & pasting clipboard snippets for windows ( or linux )

I think of some simple way getting stuff into clipboard. Instead of digging into files all the time, I would like to have something like this: When I would move the mouse on the right edge of my ...
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Clone External Hard Drive Without Leaving a Record on the Drive Itself

I have an external hard drive which I need to make an exact copy of, but I need to do so without leaving any trace of the operation on the original drive. I'm primarily a Mac user, but I suspect the ...
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Software for quickly copying large amounts of data over LAN?

I'm looking for some software for copying large amounts of data from a Mac OS X machine to a Windows 7 machine over a Cat5e cable with IPv4 connectivity? Another way I could ask this question is ...
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VIm copy & paste between apps as a non-superuser

I'm using a work computer so i don't have a root access. I've tried "+y, "*y, set clipboard=unnamed. It looks like my vim doesn't support +clipboard (version 7.0). I'm using Linux Centos 5 so ...
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Copying a software RAID 1 to a normal SATA II disk

I need to copy my software RAID 0 (GA-P55-UD5, intel controller) to a normal SATA II disk. I've tried Clonezilla but it won't recognize my RAID volume; just the single disks that are part of it. How ...
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How to copy GNU/Linux installation from a smaller partition to a bigger partition?

I got a new hard disk for my laptop and I want to move my Gentoo installation from old HDD to new. Most simple guides recommend use of dd to copy the whole partition byte by byte. I'm moving to ...
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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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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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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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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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batch copy files with error log on missing permissions

I'm searching for a tool to batch-copy files, that should support the following points: copy files from a net-share report any errors show errors only or filter log on errors don't stop on an error ...
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iWork Numbers: how to copy only filtered values?

I'm using Apple's iWork Numbers to look through some big spreadsheets of economic data. I used the Sort & Filter Panel to filter out just the rows of data I need, and now I'd like to copy just ...
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Transfer files between VPC and Host Machine

I have a virtual machine setup and I am able to transfer files from the host to the vpc and from the vpc to the host. I then copied the vpc to another machine and I am not able to copy files anymore. ...
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Copy & Paste in Vista / Explorer broken (not MS-VPC)

On vista copy & paste has recently stopped working in "explorer" or whatever the hell they call their file manager, it is limited to only files / directories, copying text/graphics/random junk ...
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Copying/backing up data from an encrypted hard drive while connected via USB

I need to be able to create a copy or backup of a hard drive that I have connected via USB -> SATA. The hard drive is from a MacBook Pro and it appears to be fully encrypted (disk management says the ...
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Freeware Backup utility - with shadow copy ability? [closed]

I search for a free software that can use Shadow Copy. In XP I can use Cobian, but in Win2008/x64 that Shadow Copy cannot accessable. With Windows Backup I have problem that I have only one HDD. ...
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Copying large number of files in windows

I am facing problem in copying a large number of file 18 lakh (18,000,000) files from my personal hardisk to another hardisk each file is very small and size of folder is around 3.95 GB copying files ...
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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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Using Windows cmd.exe and a batch .cmd, can I copy/xcopy/??? a Unicode filename from x:\* to y:\*

I want to do a very simple thing: Copy a file. Copy is a simple (and fundamental) command. It should be easy, but it seems to be complicated when it comes to Unicode filenames (using English XP, ...