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Supports Python 2.7/3.5 and later. If it doesn't work with your Python version, feel free to submit a PR. PRs are welcome!

A Python-based multi-threaded directory copier. This was created in the spirit of wanting to give a cross-platform way of doing a multi-threaded copy, in a way similar to Microsoft's Robocopy. Some params are implemented similarly to parameters of the same name from Robocopy. (Simple Robocopy calls may work with PyCopier by replacing robocopy.exe with pycopier.)


To install, clone down and in the top pycopier directory run:

python -m pip install .


python -m pip install pycopier

Simple Usage

After install, you can run via ...

python -m pycopier SourceDir DestinationDir <optional params>


pycopier SourceDir DestinationDir <optional params>

Extended Usage

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 ... a Python replacement for Robocopy, including multithreaded copy.

optional arguments:
  /h, //help   show this help message and exit

Robocopy Arguments:
  Arguments that more/less match Robocopy

  Source       Specifies the path to the source directory.
  Destination  Specifies the path to the destination directory.
  /MT MT       Creates multi-threaded copies with N threads. The default value
               for N is 8
  /create      Creates a directory tree and zero-length files only.
  /quit        Quits after processing command line (to view parameters).
  /purge       Deletes destination files and directories that no longer exist
               in the source.
  /move        Moves files and directories, and deletes them from the source
               after they are copied.
  /copyall     Copies all file information.
  /s           Copies subdirectories. Note that this option excludes empty
               directories. (robocopy's /e option for subdirectories including
               empties is default for pycopier)

PyCopier Arguments:
  Arguments that are specific to PyCopier

  /quiet       If set, be completely quiet during execution.


All development happens off of the master branch (or PRs to master). Once a 'release' is needed, versions, etc. will be updated in the master branch, tagged, and merged to the release branch. Nothing should be in the release branch that hasn't already been in the master branch.


This project is made available via the MIT License

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