When it comes with dealing with file copy & move operations in Ubuntu Linux the built in tool (Nautilus file manager) does a decent job. And in Ubuntu even if it couldn’t copy the full content of a file, it’ll still save the partially copied content where Windows would simply delete it.
But if you usually deal with a lot of mass file copying & moving operations then having a dedicated utility does makes sense as it lets you somewhat automate the task (by letting you add files to a queue for instance) and comes with additional features.
So if you’re looking for a free an open source utility that you can use in Ubuntu then try ‘UltraCopier’. It also supports Windows and Mac OS X too.
Main features …
*. I don’t know how it’s under other OS platforms, but in Ubuntu it won’t however replace your file copy manager. So whenever you want to copy or move a file, you’ll have to manually add them into UltraCopier.
*. You can add or remove files & folders to its queue for easily dealing with mass file operations.
*. Runs in the system notification area for easy access.
*. If it encounters errors while copying then the partially copied file will be saved.
*. Pause/Resume or Skip.
*. Limit copy speed.
*. Shows basic states of the file (percentage, progress bar, file name, speed, time left etc).
*. Lets you change priority level and the ‘block size’.
*. Pre-allocate file sizes.
*. Enable/Disable keeping certain meta-data values such as “dates”.
*. Few built in themes.
*. Tries to read few times before giving up if a read error occurs.
*. Close to the system tray (can be disabled of course).. these are some of its main features to mention.
You can install UltraCopier in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 and 10.04 by using the below command in your Terminal window.
sudo apt-get install ultracopier
For other OS users, please get it from this official UltraCopier home page. It has a separate zipped version (only for Windows) so you can use it as a portable app too. Good luck.