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Re: Throttle option for GNU cp

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: Throttle option for GNU cp
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:28:14 +0000
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On 02/25/2014 11:39 AM, Chris Jack wrote:
> I've been doing some large copies using cp and sometimes annoying the sys 
> admins around here by using large amounts of network bandwidth. nice does not 
> make any significant impact especially as I'm often running cp on a PC with 
> nothing much else running.
> Can I request that a throttle option is added to cp to allow the copy process 
> to proceed more slowly and hence use less network bandwidth,

Personally I don't think such options should be in each tool,
since by its nature this is a global resource sharing problem,
and thus the options/logic are better in locations with broader scope.

Now there are such options in some commands,
including rsync, which might handle this case for you.


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