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Directory structure copy

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016124D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-11
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Document File: 3 page(s) / 83K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to obtain a duplica of a data dicrectory structure and insert it into the hard disk tree at a given point, avoiding extra manipulations and file deletions.

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Directory structure copy

Disclosed is a method to obtain a duplica of a data dicrectory structure and insert it into the hard disk tree at a given point, avoiding extra manipulations and file deletions.

Problem statement:

After some computational treatments, we are facing to a specific data structure including directories and files. In lot of case the data structure skeleton (only directories) as to be reused for further treatments and reuse. Today, to copy the skeleton of one directory, following actions have to be performed : Dir 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

File 1

File 1

File 1.1

File 2.1

File 1.1

File 2.1

SDir 1

SDir 2

SDir 3 SSDir 1

SSDir 2

SSDir 3

Copy of SDir 3 SSDir 1

SSDir 2

Dir 1

Delete files Delete files

If you do this, you will have to perform the copy, manually delete files contained in the data structure, rename the data structure and and more specific operating , mad empty the "Recycle Bin". The risk of manipulation errors, deleting sub-directories, for example, instead of files, is important.

And the action is tedious and repetitive.

Method description:

File 1

File 1.1

File 2.1

File 1.1

File 2.1

Empty Empty Copy Copy

leyccRe Recycle

Bin Bin

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This method allows the user to have several copy of the same directory skeleton, rapidly, preventing errors when manually deleting files. This too...