Software for copying large amounts of data?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nigelivy, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. nigelivy macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi,

    I was just wandering if there is any software that people use for copying large amounts of data, or whether you just drag and drop/copy and paste with Finder?
    All input is appreciated!

    Nigel
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    I often use the Terminal for large copies (particularly for large numbers of files, as opposed to just large file). It doesn't crap out when there's a problem, just continues past it, and I can hide it and go back to it without affecting the operation of the rest of the computer significantly.

    cp -Rvn

    I use that all the time (remove the n if you want it to overwrite files in the destination).

    jW
     
  3. JNB macrumors 604

    JNB

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    Unless you're moving data from machine to machine and particularly want a GUI-based FTP app, absolutely no software is needed or generally used for what you describe. Copy & move operations are fundamental to any OS and available as a basic tool, both in the UI and at the command line.
     

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