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Author Topic: IDEA: Copying/Moving files utility  (Read 2426 times)

philip2005

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IDEA: Copying/Moving files utility
« on: July 28, 2006, 08:17:01 PM »
Hi,  :D

I was wondering if anyone knew of a program (or could write one) to help me with copying/pasting and moving files:

I get really frustrated when I copy alot of file across the network (GB+) and when I return it asks me 'read only' would you like to move the file? ect, and would you like to replace the existinf folder/file with the same name.

The program's purpose would be to:
  • Overwrite file with the same name, if that file is more recent than the one it is going to replace or if not newer - compare CRC/MD5 hash to determine if file is the same if not then prompt user  :up:
  • Overwriting a folder then check if files would be overwritten with same method above
  • Whilst moving read-only file/folders remove the read-only attribute
  • Maybe instead of prompting the file(s) could be move to a new folder in the destination called 'Suspect'

Many thanks!
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Re: IDEA: Copying/Moving files utility
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2006, 11:20:32 PM »
id like to know about such programs too.

directory opus has some features for this, but i'd also like to see a special program for this with more options like you say.

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Re: IDEA: Copying/Moving files utility
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2006, 11:57:18 AM »
Thanks for the quick response, (BTW mouser your're a great programmer)

I found a similar sort of program called PerigeeCopy http://www.xmission.com/~jstanley/pscopy.html it is released with source code... maybe someone could modify it to make it check the file comparision, and move suspect files.