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committer Niels Horn <>2011-10-21 15:59:22 -0200
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+gcp is a file copy tool, freely inspired from cp, but with a few high-level
+functionalities such as:
+* transfer progression indication
+* continuous copying on error (skip to next file)
+* copy status logging: gcp logs all its actions so that it is possible to
+ know which files have been successfuly copied
+* name mangling to handle target filesystem limitations (for example
+ deletion of incompatible characters "*" or "?" on FAT)
+* forced copy serialization: process all copy requests sequentially in
+ order to avoid useless moves of the hard disk head
+* transfer lists management: you can save a list of files you copied and
+ copy them again later from that list (useful for example when copying
+ several times the same tracks to multiple friends)
+* command-line interface similar to that of cp
+This requires distribute, and progressbar is a recommended optional runtime
+dependency, or you will not get the progression indication.