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

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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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How to change the delimiter when you copy from Excel and paste to notepad

I would like to copy cells from Excel, and paste it to notepad with comma as delimiter, in stead of tab(which it is). Is there any way to do this without doing a replace in Notepad or saving the ...
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How can I copy files recursively without overwriting the directories

On linux, let's say I have some files like this: dir1/file1 dir2/file2 and I want to copy them to a destination that already have dir1 and dir2 and looks like: dir1/file1 dir1/file1a dir2/file2 ...
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Improve dd restore speed

Just now after waiting about 33 hours I finished restoring hard disk dev.pm.m3 resided on the LVM partition from previosly created zipped dump 5_dev.pm.m3_2012-11-03.gz. Here is its status: gzip -dc ...
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How to copy files according to file list using batch script?

I have a folder with a multitude of files, and I have a list (txt) of specific files which I want to copy from this folder. It will go something like this: For each filename: cp (filename in folder) ...
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“Can’t read from the source file or disk” when I try to copy files from my C:\ to another drive

When I try to drag & drop files from my C:\ onto my Mac hard drive (I use MacDrive for HFS support), Windows reports: Interrupted Action Can’t read from the source file or disk Specs: ...
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Command-line sort and copy text files to one single file renders an error

I stumbled on question 217394 which explains how to copy files sorted alphabetically into one single file. Trying to implement the command myself rendered the following error message: The system ...
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Cannot Copy Pictures w/ text or w/o from web pages anymore word in office starter 2010

This is something new. I had been able to copy text and pictures from websites into a microsoft word office starter 2010. I have gone into advanced settings to no avail. I have verified that under ...
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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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Unix Copy (cp) without Symbolic Links

I want to copy my files but convert the symbolic links to hard links (ie. the actual file). How can I do this? Here's my code (that isn't working): cp -RL ${FROM_DIR} ${TO_DIR} Note: this is for ...
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Cannot copy files from external USB HDD to computer

Hello I have a HDD disk connected with a USB converter to my computer. It consists of two partitions, the first one is mounted automatically and I can grab all the files from it, but the second one I ...
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How do dynamic buffers reduce seek times?

From Wikipedia: TeraCopy uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce seek times. I have no clue what that might mean. Which buffer is being dynamically adjusted? How does that reduce the seek ...
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Is there any way a user can view or copy non-editable GUI controls' contents at runtime?

Here are two examples of what I mean: I am sure you all too have experienced this frustration before. A dialog box opens that displays only part of a long string (e.g. a file path), but won't allow ...
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Emacs Dired: copying to the current folder

In Dired, copying is done like "copy the marked files to somewhere else". Is there a way to do this in the opposite direction? That is, in the scenario I imagine I would get a question what to copy ...
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What's a good way to move large amounts of files from one place to another, using the file path?

I'm going to move my Winamp library from its current location (in various folders inside My Documents) to My Music, but I can't just drag and drop them, as there's thousands of files within My ...
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Why does cancelling a copy-operation take (long) time?

Scenario: I'm copying a couple of large files from a DVD onto my desktop (Windows 7 Pro, in case that matters). After a while I realize that it is going to take too long time, and I press "cancel". ...
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Create .img of a disk from command line?

I need to create a .bin or .img of a disk from the command line. I have tried using rawcopy (an .exe that I downloaded from the internet), but that is rubbish. Does anyone know of other ...
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Copy data from a remote Linux box to my Windows desktop

I use Putty to login to the remote server and then set the environment and change the path to a particular directory. Now from this dir, I need to copy a folder to my desktop which is Windows? How ...
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Does Windows 7 have limitations on search/copy functions?

When you're trying to search and copy multiple files within Windows 7, is there any type of limitations that I should be worried about? When I say that, I mean things like memory, processor, etc... ...
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What's wrong with my XCOPY line?

I'm trying to write a batch file that will copy all new files from a source to a destination without prompting (it will be running on a server). This script will not copy files that already exist in ...
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copy works where xcopy and robocopy does not work

Network admin allowed me to read-access only 1 file from a subfolder of a shared folder on a server and I don't have permissions to even view upper level folders, but when I open that folder I can see ...
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Copy all files created after a specific hour in command line (Windows)?

I would like to easily copy a batch of files from one very big directory to another based on the hour of creation (every hour i want to copy the files from last hour). I have used Xcopy /D function ...
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How to copy all files of a certain type into a folder from command prompt?

I want to copy all files of a certain type (like .docx, .pdf, etc) on my PC into a folder. How can I do that?
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Can I rely on CDs and DVDs for storage when I copy them without errors?

I have old CD and DVDs. I am copying the files I have on these discs to my hard drive, but can I be sure that these files are not broken? I copy these files with no errors and don't want to keep the ...
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Windows xp/ Windows 7 copy command behavior

We have a folder to which a lot of people copy files. Instead of over writing the existing file on the folder, I would like to rename the original file first, and then copy the new file. Example: ...
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how do I copy DVD with basic linux command to get iso no bigger than the original?

I'm trying to copy a SUSE 9 DVD using basic linux commands. The ultimate goal is to modify the DVD content before creating the new image. It works after a fashion except the new .iso is a bit larger ...
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Create new empty directory tree from existing tree with files

I have a large directory tree with lots of files. I would like to re-create the directory structure in a new location, but only the directories, not the files. I've checked cp's man page, but don't ...
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Command/script to copy files with certain ext, which may have the same name, from folder structure to singe directory and rename

From a source directory structure (multiple folders), I need to copy all csv files to a single target directory. I found a command to do this, though files of the same name exist within different ...
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Ctrl+C does not work in chrome, but works outside of it

I could not use Ctrl+C to copy texts in Google Chrome from some days ago. But I can do it outside of Chrome. What's the matter ? It happened after installing an extension. I removed it, but the ...
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Make hard links as I copy a directory

I would like to create a bat file to copy a directory, with everything in it (sub-directories, including hidden directories) - by making hard links. I tested xcopy %source% %destination% /E /C /R /I ...
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Copy Files over unstable connection

I need to copy a large number of files to a hard disk drive over USB, but the connection to the drive will randomly fail, causing the drive to appear as though it is unplugged and immediately plugged ...
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Network Copy Paste

Is there a easy way to share your clipboard over network. Basically I work on multiple machines simultaneously and constantly need to copy and paste between machines, is there a tool that can help me ...
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Copying/Creating files on TimeCapsule/Mac using Ubuntu 12.04 and afp

I have a TimeCapsule that I am currently just using as an external hard drive (not using time machine) and a Mac laptop. Using a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 installation, I am able to connect to the hard ...
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How to copy only small files

I am using Windows. I have a folder with many subfolders. Inside are a lot of unorganized files. Some are a few KB's. Others a few GB's. I want to copy only those files smaller than 100mb. Is that ...
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Copying many files without stopping on errors on OSX

I need to copy several Gb from an external HD to my moan hd and some files will cause errors. If I do this with the finder, it will stop on the first error. Is there a way to copy everything no ...
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How can I copy a list of 500,000 files from windows server 2008 to a seagate NAS?

I have a text file that has ~500,000 full paths. I want to copy them to a NAS once. It's about 1TB of data. Should I make a zip file with all the files or copy them individually? How can I do either ...
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ZIP and copy backup from Windows server to Unix

I have a Windows application server which is working on weblogic. Everyday backup is happening for the server itself – it is increasing the load on the server. I have an HP Unix server for backup ...
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Can I make a bootable copy of one drive onto another, smaller drive?

I'm wanting to make a bootable copy of my Mac's hard drive in preparation for the upgrade to Mountain Lion. My Mac's hard drive is 320GB; I have an external hard drive that is 250GB. Is there a way to ...
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Copy a picture in a scrolling flash window

I'm trying to copy pictures of a product (camera: Sony NEX-5N) Found here ► http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16830179468&Tpk=NEX5NK When clicking on the picture, a window pops ...
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Copying a hyperlink so that it works with a series

OK, this should be a no-brainer, but I cannot find anyone to help me with this: Example A5-K5 On worksheet 1 contains info relating to one specific item. I want to have a hyperlink in L5 taking me to ...
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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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Disk-to-disk copying speed

If a computer has two different physical internal hard-drives, whether a desktop, or a laptop that has a primary hard-disk and another internal drive connected say in place of the CDROM, would it be ...
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limit of 21842 files in a directory?

Copying files using Fedora 16 from EXT2 to a NTFS 2TB drive. Discovered that when recursively copying directories of many files, copying stops at file 21842 in each directory... then cp -r moves on ...
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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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Laptop motherboard died. Need to copy hard-disk info to my desktop

Bought a cable (sata to usb). took out the hard drive from laptop. connect the hd with the cable with my desktop pc (which has 2 high speed good hard drive. each 2 tb). I ran a copy-item from ...
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Permission denied in Amazon EC2 while accessing tomcat7 folder

I am trying to copy a log file from a Amazon EC2 instance to my local machine (Windows 7). I am using WinSCP438 which is able to connect to the remote server i.e Amazon EC2 instance. I am trying to ...
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What do different patterns mean in Windows 8 file copy dialog

When copying or extracting files, Windows 8 shows the chart with the speed of the operation. I noticed several patterns: Randomness, High speed at the beginning, then low speed during the most part ...
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How can I copy my Tomcat Catalina.out files from Amazon EC2 to my local machine?

I want to copy my Catalina.out from my Amazon EC2 instance to my local machine. How can I do it?
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How can I select text in the Mac OS X Terminal without a mouse (for copy and paste, emacs)

In the Terminal I can mark text with the mouse, copy it with cmd-c and paste it with cmd-v. This is all I need and it works great, even within emacs. Which is important for me, since I'm still not ...
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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 ...