> -----Original Message-----
> From: Olga Kornievskaia [mailto:a...@umich.edu]
> Is there something philosophically incorrect in making a “cp”
> multi-threaded and allow for parallel copies when “cp -r” is done? If
> it’s something that’s possible, are there any plans in making a
> multi-threaded cp?

On Thu, Jun 06, 2019 at 02:17:40PM -0400, Olga Kornievskaia wrote:
> The use case I'm consider are network file systems. So perhaps a
> default can be a single threaded system for the local filesystems but
> add an option to cp for the -r case that would enable network file
> system to copy files in parallel.

In an interesting coincidence, see recent post by Paul Kolano here:

(Note that his suggestions have not been reviewed yet, so this is
neither endorsement nor criticism of his code.)

 - assaf

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