Copy newer files only

Carl Friis-Hansen carl.friis-hansen at
Thu Oct 17 13:05:40 UTC 2019

On 10/17/19 12:08 AM, André Pirard wrote:
> On 16/10/2019 22.56, Colin Law wrote:
>> This should ideally be addressed to the ubuntu users list rather than
>> the development list.
>> However rsync may do what you want.
>>   If you want further help then ask at the users list.
> What you may tell the other lists, including in Chinese:
> What I loved is an option to move new files, compare the contents of 
> others (with same name) and erase the source in case of equality. The 
> source folder is left with possible better candidates that can, in 
> addition, be compared by displaying date and file-size and, if images, 
> the dimensions and a toggle of overlapping displays of the picture.
>> Colin
>> On Wed, 16 Oct 2019 at 21:49, kor<e.kortschak at>  wrote:
>>> I am wondering whether I am the only one who wishes that copying files
>>> from one folder to the next would only overwrite newer files instead of all.
>>> +++, Egon
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Just an idea:
using mc (Midnight Commander) you have some overwrite options:
See attached screen shot (if allowed on the list).
                             Carl Friis-Hansen
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