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Re: alt-duplicate in ztw

Posted By: Mathias Winkler <>
Date: Wednesday, 1 July 1998, at 5:57 a.m.

In Response To: Re: alt-duplicate in ztw (Ken Meece)

> What I have in mind is that the alt-=duplicate function duplicates
> the source directory/subdirectories to the target exactly, using
> only logged subdirectories and only files showing (per entered filespecs),
> and NOT recopying any files already present on the target unless
> they're older, and deleting any files on the target that are not
> on the (deleted from the) source. All this leaves the source alone.
> There could be some options, like for the deleting of any current
> target files not on the source, and maybe even the OLDER could be
> offered with an alternate NO option. I hope that's clear. Basically

OK, now I see!

Although, I think, that's a task you perfectly can do already with the XTreeGold functions, just set your filespecs accordingly, log to the subdirs you need, and then, on the parent directory, hit CTRL-F7 "Tag branch".
This will tag just all logged and matching files under the current branch.
And then you may invoke the Branch view by hitting 'B' on the parent dir, and use the ALT-copy/move command to copy/move all *tagged* files (those matching your selection)!

Now that method, invented in XTreeGold, is very good for copying/moving a particular *selection* of files.

The ALT-'D'uplicate branch command, on the other hand, is intended to simply duplicate an *entire* branch, keeping dir attributes and including empty subdirs, (which isn't served by the method above) for instance for backing up purposes.

IMHO one of this two methods now should fit any needs of copying a complete branch or just particular files in branches on the other hand.


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