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Is there any specific package for copy command which shows the process of being copied.

In windows while using copy from command line I could not see the process but the blinking cursor and I'm wondering if there is any application that could be downloaded for free and which shows additional information that what has been copied and what are left or how many percentage it has been copied...etc. Any body using any?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

ROBOCOPY is included in Windows and displays progress information.

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+1 - I use robocopy for everything these days – Mark Henderson Feb 17 '11 at 2:37
It's also worth noting that when you use the /tee option you can both see the progress and send it to a log file. Very handy for helping to find problems. – John Gardeniers Feb 17 '11 at 3:09

Or you can try xcopy, there are bunch of options.

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Robocopy will work but has some quirks that can take some getting used to. For a graphical approach try richcopy It's also got some quirks but are s little mpre obscure. When it comes down to command line or logging I use xxcopy which I've found to be the fastest and most versatile copy program I've ever seen.

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Thanks a lot!. I should get accustomed to xxcopy – user53864 Feb 17 '11 at 6:21
+1 for xxcopy and richcopy – user53864 Feb 19 '11 at 4:44

Robocopy - been using it for years for replicating directiories/backups and its the best I've come across so far. As mentioned above it has a few quirks.

I'd never heard of richcopy - just downloaded it, thanks for the link.


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