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Old 07-23-2009
How to make copy work faster

I am trying to copy a folder which contains a list of C executables.

It takes 2 mins for completion,where as the entire script takes only 3 more minutes for other process.

Is there a way to copy the folder faster so that the performance of the script will improve?
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Old 07-23-2009
your info is kinda vague, can you tell us what you have done?
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Old 07-23-2009
I have a script which performs env set up kind of action and it takes 6 minutes to complete.

Out of the 6 minutes,1.5 minutes is being spent to copy a folder which contains executables.

I am jus doing a cp -rf....

So i want to try an alternative if there is any to save some time.....

I tried to tar and then copy....but that too accounts to the same amount of time
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