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Robocopy Alternatives for Linux

Robocopy is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is FreeFileSync, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Robocopy and ten of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Robocopy are rsync, Unison File Synchronizer, Ultracopier and SuperCopier.

Robocopy alternatives are mainly File Copy Utilities but may also be File Sync Tools or File Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Robocopy.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

Robocopy, or "Robust File Copy", is a command-line directory replication command. It has been available as part...

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  1. FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files.

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    Almost everyone thinks FreeFileSync is a great alternative to Robocopy.
  2. rsync is a software application for Unix which synchronizes files and directories from one location to another while minimizing data transfer using delta encoding when appropriate.

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  3. Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows.

    Unison running in KDE terminal window
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    Ultracopier

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Ultracopier replaces Windows explorer file copy and adds many features: Transfer resuming, transfer speed control, transfer speed computation, better transfer progress display, faster transfers, copy list editable while transferring.

    Copy Window
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    SuperCopier

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    SuperCopier replaces Windows explorer file copy and adds many features: Transfer resuming, transfer speed control, transfer speed computation, better transfer progress display, faster transfers, copy list editable while transferring.

    Discontinued

    The official website states "Deprecated, use Ultracopier".SuperCopier 1.4.0.8 was built 2016-01-02.

    Main UI


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    checksum

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    checksum is an easy-to-use, no-nonsense BLAKE2, SHA1 & MD5 hashing program for Windows, capable of creating & verifying hashes of files and folders, even whole drives, with just one or two clicks. It is robust, lightning fast, intuitive, and completely customizable.

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    MiniCopier

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    MiniCopier is a multi-platform graphical copy manager.

    Discontinued

    The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.5, released in May 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  8. lsyncd

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Lsyncd watches a local directory trees event monitor interface (inotify or fsevents). It aggregates and combines events for a few seconds and then spawns one (or more) process(es) to synchronize the changes. By default this is rsync.

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    Zaloha_Snapshot.sh

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Zaloha_Snapshot is an add-on script to Zaloha to create hardlink-based snapshots of the backup directory (condition: hardlinks must be supported by the underlying filesystem type).

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    Zaloha.sh

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Small and simple directory synchronizer.

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