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Carbon copy tool for directory duplication

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016123D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Aug-18
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Document File: 4 page(s) / 86K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a way to duplicate a directory structure, with all its sub-directories and files, and insert different copies of this structure at a given point into the disk tree. Problem statement: During computational treatments for tests results collection, we are facing to a specific data structure definition. In lot of case the data structure skeleton defined, as to be reused for several actions, treatments, several times. In this case, we are facing this question : "how to have multiple instances of a directory structure rapidly?" Using today available copy, we have, to perform 2 copies of a directory structure, 4 actions :

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Carbon copy tool for directory duplication

Disclosed is a way to duplicate a directory structure, with all its sub-directories and files, and insert different copies of this structure at a given point into the disk tree.

Problem statement:

During computational treatments for tests results collection, we are facing to a specific data structure definition. In lot of case the data structure skeleton defined, as to be reused for several actions, treatments, several times. In this case, we are facing this question : "how to have multiple instances of a directory structure rapidly?"

Using today available copy, we have, to perform 2 copies of a directory structure, 4 actions :

Copy 1 Copy 2 Rename of the 1st directory Rename of the second directory

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Dir 1

SDir 1 SDir 2 SDir 3 SSDir 1

SSDir 2 SSDir 3

File 1.1

File 2.1

SDir 1 SDir 2 SDir 3 SSDir 1

SSDir 2 SSDir 3

SDir 1 SDir 2 SDir 3 SSDir 1

SSDir 2 SSDir 3

SDir 4 SSDir 1

SSDir 2 SSDir 3

SDir 5 SSDir 1

SSDir 2 SSDir 3

File 1

File 1

File 1.1

File 2.1

File 1.1 File 2.1

File 1.1 File 2.1

Dir 1

Rename 2 Rename 2

File 1

Co Copy 1 py 1

If you do this, you will have to perform the copy, rename the data structure. And the action is tedious and repetitive.

Method description:

If we keep the example of performing 2 copies of a directory structure as described into the problem statement chapter, using "carbon copy tool", we have 3 actions to be made by user:

Provide name of the 1st directory Provide name of the second directory Copy

File 1.1

File 2.1

File 1.1 File 2.1

File 1.1 File 2.1

Copy of SDir 3 SSDir 1

SSDir 2 SSDir 3

Copy nb 2 of SDir 3 SSDir 1

SSDir 2 SSDir 3

Co Copy 2 py 2

Rename 1 Rename 1

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Dir 1

SDir 1 SDir 2 SDir 3 SSDir 1

SSDir 2 SSDir 3

File 1...