gfast-copy is a graphical fast single chunk file copy program.
gfast-copy is based on an very fast file copying algorithm.
gfast-copy package embed a command-line tool which does the same.
gfast-copy version 1.0 dependencies:
libgtk-3.0-dev(el) >= 3.14
gfast-copy is written according the UNIX spirit:
A single program which perform a single task but do it well.
And may be conform to the POSIX (Portable Operating Systems Interafce X for Unix) standard.
I used to copy video files (films) from the right to the left and from the left to the right.
And by doing so I have remark the operating system does it not fast enough.
So I always have to wait...
So I though to delegate the copying task to a binary.
I have read a GNU manual which said that a program which perform a task using a G.U.I (Graphical User Interface)
should does the same using the command-line
From this idea is born the gfast-copy package
Using file streams: it will look up the BUFSIZ constant if it’s great enough else the program set it to 8192 octets. Using syscalls it will look up the the st_blocksize from the stat() function and set it as buffer size. Then it will define a buffer with the optimal size. It will copy the source file to the destination in a loop using the defined buffer. Finally it will synchronize the file-system using fflush() or fsync().
The program search the optimal buffer size. Create a buffer and copy the file using FILE streams
or syscalls which you can enable into the command-line tool.
- Per default the programs use FILE streams.
You have vertically align buttons:
Use the Source labeled button to set the file to copy (Ctrl + S).
This will display the basename of the file to copy onto the button.
Use the Destination labeled button to set the file destination (Ctrl + D).
This will display the basename you have choose for the destination file.
And they are 2 icons buttons aside the 2 files buttons above:
And at the bottom of the interface lay a progress-bar.
Once the copying done,
a top-level window will notify about the operation success and
the buttons will be reset original to their original strings and icons.
You get a menu bar too with few menu buttons.
$ fast-copy -h fast-copy - a fast chunk file copy program. Usage : fast-copy -r input-file -w output-file [-o] [-e] [-s] [-h] -r Read from file (required). -w Write to file (required). -o Overwrite destination file (optional). -e Erase source file (optional). -s Use syscalls instead of streams (optional only UNIX). -h Print this help message. - Copyright (©) 2017 Brüggemann Eddie >firstname.lastname@example.org< GPLv3. $
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- Windows (>=7) 64 bits.
- debian package file.
Use gdebi (in preference) or dpkg to install the debian package !
sudo gdebi gfast-copy-1.0-noarch.deb # gdebi resolves dependencies. sudo dpkg -i gfast-copy-1.0-noarch.deb # dpkg doesn't resolves dependencies.
- RPM package file.
NOTE: If you get all requirements installed but the rpm program refuse to install gfast-copy: try the --nodeps switch.
- Tarball file containing the sources from gfast-copy: An autotool implemented building system (GNU/Linux and POSIX Compliant systems).
- To install on GNU/Linux and POSIX compliant systems simply type:
$ ./configure $ make $ make strip # Remove all unneeded symbols $ sudo make install
This tarball was tested and works on following systems:
- GNU/Linux (Ubuntu 17.04 and Debian Jessie)
- MSYS2 (latest release the 20/10/2017)
- Cygwin (latest release the 20/10/2017)
- MacOSX Sierra 10.12
- github repository:
Program: gfast-copy Versions: 1.0 Platform: GNU/Linux, Windows and MacOSX. Synopsis: a graphical fast single chunk file copy program. the gfast-copy package provides a command-line tool which does the same. Licence: GPLv3. Author: Eddie Brüggemann email@example.com Thanks: Thanks to my beloved mother, my family and to the doctors. Advice: Stay away from drugs: drugs destroy your brain and your life. Thanks: Special thanks to the gnome-bugzilla team because they help me to provide you an auto-extractable Windows *.exe file.