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GCP: An alternate to cp

📅 2015-Jan-22 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ cp, gcp ⬩ 📚 Archive

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cp is the tool used in Linux to copy files and directories. GCP aims to be an alternate to this ubiquitous tool.

Installing it is easy:

$ sudo apt install gcp

One of its compelling features is that it shows a bar and stats of the progress of the copy operation. This can be useful when copying lots of files or to a slow disk.

An alternate to this program is Advanced Copy tool. However, that website seems to be down for sometime now.

Tried with: GCP 0.1.3 and Ubuntu 14.04