Alternatives to popular CLI tools: cp

Last Updated on June 4, 2023

This article spotlights alternative tools to cp.

cp man page

The software featured here is free and open source. All tools provide a command-line interface (CLI) unless otherwise stated.

Alternatives to cp
xcpExtended cp written in Rust
fcpSignificantly faster alternative to cp
gcpGoffi's cp, a fancy file copier
pycpcp and mv with a progressbar
rsyncFast incremental file transfer
Fast Unix CommandsProvides alternatives for rm and cp
renameutilsMake copying files faster and less cumbersome
Have we missed any open source alternatives to cp? Please let us know!
Alternatives to cp?x

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11 months ago
Have we missed any open source alternatives to cp? Please let us know!" Read more »

Fast Unix Commands provides cpz (and rmz)