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

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Avoid unselecting region when copying text in Emacs using cua-mode

Is there a way of not deactivating the mark of a region after copying it to the clipboard? (I'm using Emacs 24.2.90 and Cua-mode.)
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Copy Linux server software (Ubuntu)

We have a private server set up by a stranger. Now I'd like to make a server with exact same configuration and software (for localhost virtual machine - VirtualBox). Is there any simple way to ...
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How to copy from 1 computer to another computer with Linux shell commands?

I want to copy a file (home/remote_computer_user/Desktop/test1.txt) from my remote office computer (a permanent URL + open port) to my home computer (home/home_computer_user/Downloads/). How can I do ...
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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: Copy all files by extension to single dirrectory

I am trying to copy all *.tif files from ./old to the ./new. In ./old i have lots of subdirs with different files, and in ./new i need only TIF files, without folder tree. So, I had tried cp -vR ...
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How do I copy a file and append a number inside?

This one has baffled me – I'm actually trying to make a Thunar custom action to copy the selected file into the same directory appending a number before the extension, e.g. cp file.ext file_1.ext ...
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TeraCopy error message: “Operation did not complete … file contains a virus”, yet my antivirus did not prompt me about any detected viruses

When I was moving a certain file, TeraCopy outputted this error message: "Target: Operation did not complete because the file contains a virus." Screenshot: My antivirus (avast!) did not alert me ...
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Windows 7 prompts when overwriting a file on copy

This is not an "error" but just a question about convenience. In XP Windows Explorer to overwrite an existing file you were given a simple prompt containing "Yes"/"No". Furthermore, you could use ...
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Is there a Firefox shortcut to copy the URL of the current page?

Copying the URL of the current page seems to be an extremely common task, and I can't seem to find one in the official list. Are there any tweaks or add-ons?
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File copy with filter

How can I copy all files with a certain extension from one location to another? For example, I want to copy all my music files onto my mp3 player, but my music folder on my hard drive contains cover ...
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Is it faster to copy 2 things at once or wait till other finishes

Hey guys say I have 2 drives and I am swaping the files in them... Would it be faster to copy files a-d on drive A to drive B then copy files e-h on drive B to drive A or....would it be faster to do ...
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Can I copy a CD in Windows 7 without 3rd party software?

Does Windows 7 have a function to copy CDs? I know I can rip data CDs by just copying their contents to a folder, and audio CDs using the Media Player. I know I can write data CDs directly through ...
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How to copy my Windows installation to new disk (with some conditions)

How can I copy my entire Windows 7 hard disk to another? The main point is to copy all files in the NTFS partition and their respective attributes/permissions. The caveats are: the source disk ...
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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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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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Hyperlinks in irssi

I'm using a tiling window manager (awesome), so I find it convenient to use terminal apps as much as possible. So, irssi is my irc client. The only problem here is that if someone references a website ...
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cp verbose alternative

I want to list all of the files that are being copied by a cp command but the -v switch doesn't seem to exist on the servers here at work. I'm not sure exactly which OS this is. I think it might be ...
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How to copy text from Java program?

I am using a Java program called JDownloader v0.9.581 and I wish to copy the full file and link list from main scrolling window. JDownloader has no way to save the full list as a text file. I have ...
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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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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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Windows 7 same folder file copy naming pattern

On my Windows 7 machine, when I make a copy (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V) of a file in the same folder I get the new file created with " - Copy" added to the file name: 1st copy: "foo.txt" -> "foo - Copy.txt". ...
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Transfer iTunes from PC to Mac?

I've just switched to Mac. Everything was running smoothly so far. Now I need to copy my iTunes library (+6,000 songs and videos) from my old windows computer to my new Mac. I've heard it can be done ...
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Copying all files from multiple folders to a single folder

I have about 65000 files in 3000 folders in c:\foo\root (ie, c:\foo\root\folder1, c:\foo\root\folder2 etc). I want to copy all of those files to a single folder c:\All\. I've tried Robocopy but it ...
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Transferring files from laptop to external hard drive

I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium SP2, and when moving extra long favorites from an internal 500GB hard drive to an external USB-connected MyBook 2TB hard drive, I get a file copy operation ...
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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 can't I copy a 7 GB file to an external USB HD with 120 GB free?

Yes, why can't I? I was stashing away some old photography backup zips last night. I could copy 4 of my > 1 GB backup zips to my external USB connected hard-drive when I got the error message "Cannot ...
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force copy when -i is used in bash alias

I have an alias (like most people do, i think) that makes cp cp -i to prevent overwriting. Is there a way I can "cancel" this to force overwriting on a copy function? cp -f does not work... Thanks
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How to automatically move a file to another PC on the network?

Here is what I am after. I have 2 PCs connected on a network and one of them prints out an excel spreadsheet every night to a specific folder. is it possible to use a batch script to copy that file ...
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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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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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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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How can I copy a folder from the Linux command line (ssh)?

Say I'm in the / folder in a remote Linux machine I connect to over ssh. There's a folder called testapp. /testapp I want to create an exact copy of this called: /testapp-staging Using a GUI I ...
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Download a file from a linux remote server using ssh

I have backup all my website files to a zip folder from cpanel. Now I want to download this zip folder to my local drive. I searched on internet and found command line code 'scp' but its not working ...
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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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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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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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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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Copy C Drive, will it start up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clone a Hard Disk Content to Another Hard Disk Bit-for-bit copy of hard drive in Windows? I was just wondering, if you simply using something like gparted to ...
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Any way to auto-overwrite when copying files?

When copying files in Windows 7, is there a button I can hold to skip the overwrite confirmation dialogs? E.g. if I know the files exist in the destination folder and I already know I want to ...
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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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What is the equivalent of “cp --verbose” on windows for copy?

I 'm using the command copy in a build script to export apk files in a specific folder on the network and rename it by adding the release number as a suffix. I tried giving the option -v but I'm ...