[ubuntu-za] Copying files

Bill Cairns cairnsww at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 06:26:39 UTC 2012

On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 7:47 AM, frans <dormakorp at vodamail.co.za> wrote:
> On 12/03/08 06:56, Tom Bamford wrote:
>> On 7 March 2012 20:07, Bill Cairns <cairnsww at gmail.com
>> <mailto:cairnsww at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>    I often use something like:
>>    cp -uR /home/bill/ebooks /media/Andrew/BupBill
>> Hi Bill
>> I know you said you wanted a GUI method, however rsync will do what you
>> want with the minimum of typing and fuss:
>> rsync -av /home/bill/ebooks/ /media/Andrew/BupBill
>> Perhaps you can save this, and other commands, into a shell script on your
>> disk called Andrew so that you can invoke it with a double click in
>> Nautilus.
>> Regards
>> Tom

Thanks Tom, William and others,

I am not scared of the CLI but it does increase the chances of errors
because of typing mistakes. The example I gave is a simple one, and I
would prefer a GUI simply to minimise the typing I have to do. I
already have my commonly used copy statements stored in scripts, but
there are often 'once off' requirements where it would be nice to have
a shortcut.

I will study rsync and its GUI interfaces and give them a try.


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