This article spotlights alternative tools to cp.
The software featured here is free and open source. All tools provide a command-line interface (CLI) unless otherwise stated.
|Alternatives to cp|
|xcp||Extended cp written in Rust|
|fcp||Significantly faster alternative to cp|
|gcp||Goffi's cp, a fancy file copier|
|pycp||cp and mv with a progressbar|
|rsync||Fast incremental file transfer|
|Fast Unix Commands||Provides alternatives for rm and cp|
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The table below shows all the CLI tools in this series.
|Alternatives to CLI tools|
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Fast Unix Commands provides cpz (and rmz)