What I want to do is basically cp long/directory/path/file long/directory/path/file-copy This or similar operations are pretty common. Typing out the whole path twice is obviously awkward, even ...
I am having a the following directory structure: Main_Dir | ----------------------------------- Subdir1 Subdir2 Subdir3 | | ...
I am a graduate student, and the group in which I work maintains a Linux cluster. Each node of the cluster has its own local disk, but these local disks are relatively small and are not equipped with ...
For a simple transfer of /home to another disk i use cp -a that seems to me an extremely slow way. Should like know a more efficient way to complete the task. I have /home mounted as logical volume, ...
When I don't need to adjust destination filenames I can do something like this: $ find -type f -name '*.pat' -print0 | xargs -O cp -t /path/to/dest It is safe because the filenames may even ...
Suppose I use cp to copy a directory to another place. If the process takes long, and I create a new file under the source directory, will it be copied, or does it depend on something?
What is the effect of copying a file say fileA.big (900mb) from location B to locationC. If during that cp operation, say 35% through the process, fileA.big is appended with new information and grows ...