Speed of Cygwin's cp vs. Windows Explorer
Tue May 15 07:34:00 GMT 2007
On 5/14/07, Brian Ford <Brian.Ford__flightsafety.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 12 May 2007, Bob Heckel wrote:
> > Why would using Cygwin's cp to copy a large file from one Windows XP
> > box to another take 30 minutes but take only 10 minutes if I use drag
> > 'n' drop (via Explorer)?
> > I saw mention of speed in other posts but couldn't figure out if there
> > was a solution - could it be buffer sizes or something configurable?
> > I'm in a position of defending the use of Cygwin instead of the manual
> > Windows way of doing things by those not familiar with Unix. Any
> > hints would be appreciated.
> Brian Ford
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it would appear that until we increase the i/o buffer (am i using the
right term?) to do the cp, we run slower than the windows cp
is there a #DEFINE or some thing that we could add a diff for that
adventurous people could use?
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