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    Can i rename folder into single file?


    I just dont want to copy over thousands of files slowly, and instead move one file. Can i anyhow rename some folder to be a single file and after transfer somehow make it folder again?

    I dont want to waste resources by taring that.

    im copying from linux to windows via scp
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    Putting it in a tarball you can compress it which will reduce how much you have to transfer. I'm guessing most these files are just text, text files compress the most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by postcd View Post
    I just dont want to copy over thousands of files slowly, and instead move one file. Can i anyhow rename some folder to be a single file and after transfer somehow make it folder again?

    I dont want to waste resources by taring that.

    im copying from linux to windows via scp
    You could look at 7-Zip though I don't know if it uses less resources then tar.

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