Re: Nightmare on Elm Street with Win2k Professional

From: Stephen D. Williams (
Date: Thu Mar 29 2001 - 22:35:43 PST

Joseph S Barrera III wrote:
> Yes, you're right. I've heard of robocopy and have just ignored it.
> Although I must point out that if xcopy gets stuck halfway through,
> repeating it (at least with /icefkhd) just copies the remaining files.
> For a single huge file, copy /z is invaluable; I hope robocopy has
> picked up that functionality as well? (Restartability within a single
> file)
> My defense is that I learned to use xcopy in '92 and I never felt a
> need to switch to anything else.
> Now... the interesting question (now that I've switched to Linux)...
> what is the Linux (or BSD) equivalent of robocopy?


Does more, network enabled. Use with ssh to get great security. Highly
There's no 'infinite retry' mode that I remember. Easy to add, easier
to just restart.

Uses a cool rolling block checksum method for intra-file updates that is
very efficient.

Companies have fought hard over this kind of remote file update system.

> I've been using cp -furv (sounds like "furby") as my xcopy /icefkhd
> (sounds like "ice fuckhead") equivalent. But it still would be cool to
> find a robocopy equivalent for Linux.
> - Joe

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