parrot_cp(1)

NAME

parrot_cp - a replacement for cp that provides higher performance when dealing with remote files via parrot_run.

SYNOPSIS

parrot_cp [options] ... sources ... <dest>

DESCRIPTION

parrot_cp is a drop-in replacement for the Unix cp command. It provides better performance when copying files to or from remote storage systems by taking advantage of whole-file transfer rather than copying files block-by-block.

OPTIONS

-f, --force Forcibly remove target before copying.
-i, --interactive Interactive mode: ask before overwriting.
-r Same as -R
-R, --recursive Recursively copy directories.
-s, --symlinks Make symbolic links instead of copying files.
-l, --hardlinks Make hard links instead of copying files.
-u, --update-only Update mode: Copy only if source is newer than target.
-v, --version Verbose mode: Show names of files copied.
-h, --help Help: Show these options.

EXIT STATUS

On success, returns zero. On failure, returns non-zero.

EXAMPLES

To use parrot_cp you can either call the code directly:
% parrot_run tcsh
% parrot_cp /tmp/mydata /chirp/server.nd.edu/joe/data
% exit
or alias calls to cp with calls to parrot_cp:
% parrot_run bash
% alias cp parrot_cp
% cp -r /chirp/server.nd.edu/joe /tmp/joe
% exit

COPYRIGHT

The Cooperative Computing Tools are Copyright (C) 2003-2004 Douglas Thain and Copyright (C) 2005-2015 The University of Notre Dame. This software is distributed under the GNU General Public License. See the file COPYING for details.

SEE ALSO


CCTools 6.1.1 FINAL from source released on