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Subject: Re: announce - quick sync utility for archos

Re: announce - quick sync utility for archos

From: Nick Robinson <>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 09:30:47 +0100


Would be very useful for myself also... I hate having two collections to
Please send me the source/bins when you have time.


At 18:24 25/06/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>Ever decided to clean the 20GB harddrive on the Archos
>and re-transfer all your music files over? It takes
>way too long. For various reasons, I keep a master copy
>of my archos filesystem on my PC, and then copy/update
>the archos filesystem through the USB port. Recopying
>the entire file tree takes > 5 hours. So I wrote fcopy.
>fcopy.exe, currently a command-line utility for windows,
>[recursively] compares two directory trees comparing
>file size, timestamp, and existence. It will then copy
>over any missing file and optionally delete any file
>existing only on the destination, resulting in two identical
>filesystems. (It currently doesn't delete empty directories,
>but will soon). Or you can run -v, and it'll show the
>differences and do nothing.
>I wrote fcopy last night, and it's been a super help, and
>allows me to update my archos in minutes, rather than
>hours. I'll release the source/binaries GPL to anyone
>who wants them, I figured it might be a good addition
>to the rockbox project. With a little work writing a
>directory expander, fcopy should port quickly to Linux.
Received on 2002-06-26

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