Talk:Copying

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On April 17, this article was nominated for deletion. The discussion can be found at Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Copying. The result was keep. —Xezbeth 18:33, Apr 24, 2005 (UTC)

Timespan and Subject[edit]

Wow! You would think that nothing had ever been copied in the history of the world until Sony and lawyers came along. I thought that I would at least find here some information on artistic training which employs copying from drawing manuals as a way to teach students what to look for in making a representation. Then there are all the sculptural works that are copied from the original but in different material or scales. The practice is actually *called* "Copying" and (as a practice, not the word) predates written language. But I guess all that matters at this point in history is if someone is losing money. Saudade7 15:36, 28 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

common copy commands for computers[edit]

Unix/*nix programs (Also sometimes used in Windows versions)
  • cp -- copy files; can concatenate files
  • cpio -- copy an entire directory structure from one place to another
  • cat -- concatenate and display files
  • dd -- copy streams, files, or devices in whole or part
  • head -- display/copy the first part of a file
  • tail -- display/copy the last part of a file


DOS/Windows programs (Seldom used in *nix versions)
  • COPY -- copy files or sets of files, binary or text mode, can concatenate files
  • XCOPY -- eXtended version of COPY, for copying file structures
  • XXCOPY -- further extended commercial program
  • ROBOCOPY -- further extended version, included in Vista


Other specialized programs are used to split large files into pieces and then put the pieces back together.

There are no good standard programs to extract an arbitrary piece of a file into another file. dd can be used, but requires setting blocksize to 1, which is very inefficient. In Windows, the obscure program CPART can be used.

grep and awk are powerful *nix programs for looking for patterns in a file. -69.87.200.198 00:39, 17 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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