To copy faster than cp, use tar|pv|tar


To copy faster than cp, use tar|pv|tar. See performance benchmark at https://github.com/limelime/mtran/blob/master/benchmark/benchmark-results.md.

By pass cp's overwrite question for every file


If cp still ask you permission to overwrite every single file, then it means that there an alias cp -i in your system. To bypass the overwrite question for every file, you can either:

  • Temporarily disable alias by prefixing a backslash: \cp XYZ.
  • or
  • Feed yes to cp through pipe: yes | cp XYZ.
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