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Replace cp verbose with rsync

Rsync can help track progress while file is copying
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+#Show progress while file is copying
+# Rsync options are:
+# -p - preserve permissions
+# -o - preserve owner
+# -g - preserve group
+# -h - output in human-readable format
+# --progress - display progress
+# -b - instead of just overwriting an existing file, save the original
+# --backup-dir=/tmp/rsync - move backup copies to "/tmp/rsync"
+# -e /dev/null - only work on local files
+# -- - everything after this is an argument, even if it looks like an option
+alias cpv="rsync -poghb --backup-dir=/tmp/rsync -e /dev/null --progress --"

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Should remove "--" to allow for tab completions

alias cpv="rsync -poghb --backup-dir=/tmp/rsync -e /dev/null --progress"

That will make it accept rsync options as well, which is why the -- was put in place. It should work fine, but apparently the rsync completion doesn't account for that, so it doesn't work. What we want instead is to force completion of cpv to only allow files. I'll look into it and put a PR in place.


Okay awesome. Thanks for the alias/plugin it's really useful, especially the backup feature.

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