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CopyMastro

#1 Post by smaragdus » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:30 pm

Synopsis
CopyMastro is an open source copy and backup utility developed by Marco Mastroddi. You don't need to install, just download, unzip and start it. Simple, fast and useful.
Features
  • Multi-thread copy: speed up your copies.
  • Clone copy: preserve permissions, access and modification date (also tag colors and XAttributes in MacOSX).
  • Smart: copy hidden files, support for long filenames and error recovery.
  • Secure: file integrity check after copy.
  • Custom copy: available filters to select what you want to copy or skip.
  • Integrated: support to external copy program like rsync or robocopy.
  • Resumable: you can save a stopped copy task and resume it later.
  • Move option: with removing the files after a successful copy you can better organize your disk space.
Links
Website - http://copymastro.sourceforge.net/
Project Page - https://sourceforge.net/projects/copymastro/
Download Page - http://copymastro.sourceforge.net/download.php
Download Page - https://sourceforge.net/projects/copymastro/files/
Download Page - Windows - https://sourceforge.net/projects/copyma ... s/Windows/
History - https://sourceforge.net/p/copymastro/co ... NGELOG.txt
Gallery - http://copymastro.sourceforge.net/screenshot.php
Help - http://copymastro.sourceforge.net/help.php
Languages - http://copymastro.sourceforge.net/language.php
Publisher - http://copymastro.sourceforge.net/me.php
Publisher at SourceForge - https://sourceforge.net/u/mastroddi/profile/
CopyMastro at Softpedia - http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Mis ... stro.shtml
CopyMastro at Freeware Files - http://www.freewarefiles.com/CopyMastro ... 09685.html
CopyMastro - RGdot Review - http://www.rgdot.com/bl/2016/12/08/copy ... nd-backup/

Downloads
CopyMastro 2.0.8 - direct download link - archive
CopyMastro 2.0.8 - direct download link - installer

Images

CopyMastro - Copying:

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CopyMastro - Copying - Completed:

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CopyMastro - Verifying - completed:

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CopyMastro - Copied:

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CopyMastro - Preferences:

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Portability
Since version 2.0.8 CopyMastro archive is portable and stealth, the archive includes a file "copymastro.rc" which contains the following string:

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[CopyMastro]
Portable=true
Optionally, the program can be started with the following parameter:

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CopyMastro.exe --portable
From CopyMastro online help:
Portable option for USB key users
Additionally if you would like to run CopyMastro from a USB key with all setting and log files contained then you need to edit the text in the file copymastro.rc by changing the following:
Portable=false to Portable=true
This tells CopyMastro to save all setting and log files to same folder where Copymastro is executed from.
Instructions
  • Download the ZIP archive (copymastro-2.0.8.zip).
  • Extract the ZIP archive to a folder of your choice.
  • Run CopyMastro.exe.
  • Data and settings are stored in program folder inside data sub-folder which contains and INI file (copymastro.ini) and a log file (copymastro_log.txt).
Requirements
Currently CopyMastro runs on Windows 7 and above but the developer plans to compile it for Windows XP and Windows Vista in the near future.

License
CopyMastro is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License.

Note
Thanks to the developer of CopyMastro - Marco Mastroddi, for the implementation of portable mode.
There is another program by the same developer- BeeBEEP, which is in the database and has been discussed in the forum.
CopyMastro is cross-platform, running on Linux, macOS and Windows.

Details

File details for CopyMastro version 2.0.8, archive:
Name: copymastro-2.0.8.zip
File Size: 8442351 Byte(s) (8.05 MB)
Modified Date: 2017-01-20 20:37
MD5: 8777f0827f30959217e24ced79876c7f
SHA1: bb5f370d51730fcce228b20588b1f342b39c5b1b
SHA256: c806895b9b06da17667b18b12db2d923eb4d7df22a5334b33ec05e4ca574a9e1
CRC32: 02164932
VirusTotal analysis - Detection ratio: 0 / 54

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File details for CopyMastro version 2.0.8, installer:
Name: copymastro-setup-2.0.8.exe
File Size: 6769748 Byte(s) (6.46 MB)
Modified Date: 2017-01-20 20:38
Version: 0.0.0.0
MD5: 46d10643aad4578532d9b662377b5b92
SHA1: 0dbbf8d874437961c50a2d4e95e3e001aec7d36b
SHA256: fac81722d75b823ff1333bf82177aae59c420f5b243ca46ed31c9cb2e3e28217
CRC32: 62712dce
VirusTotal analysis - Detection ratio: 1 / 55 (false positive by Qihoo-360)

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Re: CopyMastro

#2 Post by webfork » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:14 pm

New version out: 2.1.0
http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/ ... 54535.html

Author is a very nice guy.

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Re: CopyMastro 2.1.0

#3 Post by smaragdus » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:25 pm

webfork wrote:Author is a very nice guy.
Indeed.

CopyMastro latest changes:
CopyMastro 2.0.9
- added processed folders notification in GUI
- the copy can start while building file list if there is a thread available
- added drag and drop option on source and destination line edit
- copy and sync process also blocked files and folders
- added "Overwrite file if it has different size or dates" option
CopyMastro 2.1.0
- optimized copy of large number of files (more than 200.000)
- file list is now generated only when needed (this makes the copy faster)
- file .cm (saved task) can be opened in operating system by double click or dropping in file in taskbar (macosx)

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Re: CopyMastro 2.1.2

#4 Post by smaragdus » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:02 pm

CopyMastro at version 2.1.2 changes:
CopyMastro 2.1.1
- file copy method: Mastro, Ansi C, System Library, Qt Library
- fixed a crash bug on MacOSX if creation date cannot be taken from a file
- added check on source file if creation date is newer than modification date
- added "Report filtered files" option
- added "Fix creation date on skipped files" option
- fixed the copy of files with spaces at start or end of path (macosx)
- added "Save only errors and unprocessed items" option
CopyMastro 2.1.2
- added "Fix errors" option
- smart copy of symbolic links
- added "Report progress interval" option
There is also a Windows XP compatible portable version (copymastro-2.1.2-portable-xp.zip).

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Re: CopyMastro 2.1.3

#5 Post by smaragdus » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:23 am

CopyMastro at version 2.1.3 changes:
CopyMastro 2.1.3
- added "Default" copy method: CopyMastro selects for you the faster method for you OS
- file copy method: Native, Qt, Simple
- added "Remove read only attribute" from file option
- added "Open new window" option: you can start multiple instances of CopyMastro
Windows Downloads - https://sourceforge.net/projects/copyma ... s/Windows/
For Windows XP users - copymastro-2.1.3-portable-xp.zip

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Re: CopyMastro

#6 Post by Midas » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:03 pm

What's with that "Insert Copy ID" button? (cf. "Preferences" screencap) On hover, a tooltip appears saying "The copy trial version will be expire in 23 September 2017"... is Copymastro timebombed? :?

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Re: CopyMastro

#7 Post by smaragdus » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:46 pm

I contacted the developer.

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Re: CopyMastro

#8 Post by Midas » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:23 am

Yep, that's right it. Thank you for your trouble, smaragdus. 8)

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Re: CopyMastro

#9 Post by smaragdus » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:31 pm

I sent the developer 2 messages (in fact 3 but one of them doesn't count, I simply forgot to attach a file to the first one), the first was answered and the second (actually the third) wasn't. Since the developer hasn't yet authorized me to quote from his message I will briefly deliver the most important:
  • the program will remain free;
  • every donor receives Copy ID code which in the future may unlock additional features not yet implemented;
  • expiration was implemented because the developer wanted the users to use the latest version;
  • after expiration CopyMastro will continue to work but it will be using a single thread only;
In my last (and still unanswered) message I tried to explain that time limitation is a bad practice because:
  • I believe that time bombs should not exist in the open source world;
  • the users should be granted the right to choose whether to update or not;
  • time bombs undermine testing and comparison of versions and bug hunting;
  • time bombs are the greatest enemy to software archaeologists;
  • time bombs frustrate the users;
  • time bombs make abandoned programs useless for most of the users;
  • time bombs can easily be circumvented by dedicated programs like RunAsDate for example;
I tried to express my opinion clearly. If the developer chooses not to remove expiration I will stop using the program and will completely lose interest in it.

Edit
I edited a typo.
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Re: CopyMastro

#10 Post by Midas » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:44 am

With you 100% on time bombing. :!:

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Re: CopyMastro 2.1.4

#11 Post by smaragdus » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:03 pm

CopyMastro at version, 2.1.4, changes:
CopyMastro 2.1.4
- copy also "broken" symbolic link
- fixed a bug in folder view
- added "CopyMastro supporters" section
- improved "smart copy" of symbolic link
- skips already copied files faster
- added progress in task bar (Windows 7+)
I think that, although not mentioned in the Change Log, the expiration has been removed:

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but I am not absolutely sure- at least there is no warning tool-tip message any more.

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Re: CopyMastro

#12 Post by Midas » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:16 am

CopyMastro v2.1.7 released (changelog at sourceforge.net /p/copymastro/code/HEAD/tree/CHANGELOG.txt).

Help is sparse -- I was unable to make sure it does delta-copying -- but its multi-platform abilities and "support to external copy program like rsync or robocopy" make it look very promising.

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Re: CopyMastro

#13 Post by smaragdus » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:18 pm

What is admirable is that Windows XP is still supported (as of version 2.1.7)- there is a special portable XP-compatible version (copymastro-2.1.7-portable-xp.zip) compiled against Qt 4.

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Re: CopyMastro

#14 Post by Midas » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:17 am

100%! Whatever the caveats may be, that's the real meaning of user support in my book and not pushing people towards unwanted OS upgrades... :|

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