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 7.0.0 from source released on