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#5310 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Feature Request 'Duplicate To' and 'Duplicate FOlder'

Reported by: ccwill Owned by: dkocher
Priority: low Milestone:
Component: interface Version: 3.6.1
Severity: minor Keywords: duplicate, cp
Cc: Architecture:


One of the features I am sincerely missing is the ability to duplicate files to another directory, and duplicate entire folders.

Ideally, I wiould like to say a simple duplicate function that allows you to specify what directory you wish to duplicate to. I know we can open up terminal and do it with little problems - but it is a very common task, and a shell menu shortcut would be a huge timesaver.

Overall, Love CD!

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed on Oct 13, 2010 at 3:10:31 PM by dkocher

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

Drag the file or folder and press option at the same time to copy instead of move.

comment:2 follow-up: Changed on Oct 13, 2010 at 3:21:39 PM by ccwill

Right, but that doesn't accomplish what I am asking for. In the event that I have a folder "images" that I need to copy a few directories deep. ie:




Requires several steps, instead of just right click - duplicate to - and then defining which directory I want to copy the folder to.

cp -rp /home/user/public_html/folder/folder/folder/images/* /home/user/public_html/images

This is a pretty common task for me - as when i develop a website it is usually in sub directories, or in another user account. Being able to duplicate an entire folder to another location would be sweet. Of course I can continue to use shell, I just thought it would be a nice time saving feature.

Perhaps instead of a feature request for a single function, the ability to define our own custom commands would be more appropriate - then users can customize their CD to better suit their use cases.

Last edited on Oct 13, 2010 at 3:45:25 PM by dkocher (previous) (diff)

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed on Oct 13, 2010 at 3:47:04 PM by dkocher

Replying to ccwill:

Requires several steps, instead of just right click - duplicate to - and then defining which directory I want to copy the folder to.

I don't understand why this takes several steps. Just drag it. Can you elaborate?

comment:4 Changed on Oct 13, 2010 at 4:04:36 PM by ccwill

I guess it boils down to preference - I don't keep all of the folders expanded all of the time - because its dirty and a pain to navigate, and I don't feel like I should have to prepare my client before i undergo an action - by which I mean - expanding all of the directories and then dragging to the directory I want to send it to - I would much rather just click a folder and tell it to do what i want it to do without having to worry about the time it takes to expand all of the directories and then carefully drag the folder across, I would much rather have a simple cp function that allows me to define the destination path.

I understand that the os supports a native method for copying a folder from one directory to another - I was simply hoping that a more user friendly approach was feasible.

I still think custom commands would be a cool addition, shortcuts for common actions, macros - whatever you want to call them. A simple interface that allows us to define our own common actions that we want to perform that takes advantage of our unique server environments.

If I login as root - i think it would be very cool to be able to setup a little command to restart my media server or even apache from within CD. Likewise, if I am logged in as a client with shell access - I think it would be awesome to be able to execute commands like zip, cp, move, etc right from the shell menu.

I have no issues with continuing to use shell to do any of this, just though a streamline would be awesome.

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