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Saturday, 4 May 2013

Free Program - SlowCopy

For those people who think their computer and network is too fast, here is a little commandline program to slowly copy a file. You typically use it to prevent hogging the network performance when copying large and/or many files.

By default it works by inserting short delays (a few milliseconds) after reading/writing a chunk of the file. Download it here.

SlowCopy [-i 0] [-b 16384] [-p 5] [-e 0] [-o[n]] source-file target-file
-i seconds
   Before doing anything, sleep this many seconds. Defaults to 0 (zero).
-b bytes
   Read/Write files this many bytes at a time. Defaults to 16384 bytes.
-p milliseconds
   Pause this many milliseconds after each write. Defaults to 5 milliseconds.
-e seconds
   Pause this many seconds after the file is copied. Defaults to 0 (zero).
-o
   Will overwrite the target-file if it exists (otherwise aborts).
-on
   Will overwrite the target-file if it exists only if source is newer.
source-file
   The file to copy.
target-file
   The new file to create. Directories are created as needed.

If SlowCopy is called using WatchDirectory you can use {Dynamic Naming} for the
target file http://www.watchdirectory.net/wdhelp/plugins/dynamicname_functions.html

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