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A friendly file copier/installer

Project Description

doppel copies files or directories to a destination (a file, directory, or archive). Think of it as the offspring of *install(1)* and *tar(1)*.


doppel [OPTION]... SOURCE... DEST

To copy files or directories, just list the sources as arguments followed by the destination: doppel src1 src2 dst. By default, if only one source is specified, it is copied onto the destination; if multiple sources are specified, they are copied into the destination. This default can be explicitly specified with -o/--onto or -i/--into, respectively.


-C, –directory=DIR

Change to directory DIR before resolving paths of source files.

-f, –format=FMT

Set the format of the output archive; one of: tar, gzip, bzip2, or zip. If this option is specified, --into is implied. If not set, source files will be copied normally, and no archive will be created.

-i, –into

Copy sources into directory DEST.

-m, –mode=MODE

Set the file permissions to MODE (an octal) when copying. Note: this has no effect when --format=zip.

-N, –full-name

When copying, use the full name of each source file as specified on the command line instead of just the tail. This behavior is similar to *tar(1)*.

-o, –onto

Copy a single source onto file or directory DEST.

-p, –parents

Automatically create parent directories for DEST as needed.

-P, –dest-prefix=DIR

A prefix to add to the paths of destination files. This only applies when using --format.

-r, –recursive

Recursively copy source directories to the destination.


Display a help message and exit.


Output version information and exit.


This project is licensed under the BSD 3-clause license.

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