XCOPY Alternatives for Linux

    XCOPY is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is rsync, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to XCOPY and six of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to XCOPY are Ultracopier (Freemium, Open Source), SuperCopier (Free, Open Source), lsyncd (Free, Open Source) and Zaloha_Snapshot.sh (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 18, 2020

    1. 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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      • FreemiumOpen 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.
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    2. 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.

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      • 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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    3. 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). This allows to create Time Machine-like backup solutions.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Zaloha is a small and simple directory synchronizer: * Zaloha is a BASH script that uses only FIND, SORT and AWK. * All you need is the Zaloha.sh file (contains ~76 kB of program code and ~78 kB of documentation).
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