Is there a copy handling progam available for ubuntu? Something similar to Copy Handler on Windows which can queue, pause and resume files being copied?


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Possibly a duplicate question?

If you want a GUI version try Ultracopier

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N.B. in the download section there is a deb file you can download. Remember - the software is very new.

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    This as a file manager plugin for nautilus would be great.
    – con-f-use
    Jul 20, 2011 at 10:44

Helps you to integrate UltraCopier on the Nautilus/Nemo file browser.


Is included on the official ubuntu universe repo and is added as a dependency of the extension, so will be automatically installed.

After install: Select one option

  • Restart your computer(recommended)

  • Logout and login

  • Execute for:

    Nemo: nemo -q (save your work first)

    Nautilus: nautilus -q (save your work first)

To configure your keyboard shortcut

Rigth click on the desktop and then in Configure UltraCopier.

To install on ubuntu 14.04:

For Nemo:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lestcape/ultracopier-extensions
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nemo-ultracopier

For Nautilus:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lestcape/ultracopier-extensions
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nautilus-ultracopier

To remove:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:lestcape/ultracopier-extension

For Nemo:

sudo apt-get purge nemo-ultracopier

For Nautilus:

sudo apt-get purge nautilus-ultracopier

Report any problem:



  • Nice work I also tried to interate it to nautilus int last year using bash but failed. Also palyed with minicopier for nautilus but wor only through nautilis-scripts !!
    – totti
    May 24, 2015 at 5:30
  • totti, i suppose that you don't understand the linux clipboard, as this is the only requirements. I complicate the thing, because i want to provide a shortcut key and also override the nautilus one, so i need to do some hacking here... If you want the nautilus-script, without the hack (of course) is there (for Nemo): github.com/lestcape/Nemo-UltraCopier
    – lestcape
    May 26, 2015 at 2:04
  • I'm also tried to make shortcut key for the paste operation. Plan : user select files in nautilus and press copy. now they have 2 options, 1. paste using nautilus copy manager (ctrl + V) or using minicoier ( ctrl + shitf + V ). the difficult part is to identify current nautilus path reliabily. I used dbus for that . But dbus seems to alter its behavair over OS versions.
    – totti
    May 26, 2015 at 5:12
  • I started like you, only i took a different way. I read first the Nemo code, and how the people do his extensions, then i contact the ultracopy author. Two people are better than one. The rest of the story is here: github.com/alphaonex86/Ultracopier/issues/8
    – lestcape
    May 26, 2015 at 6:49

Krusader is a Total-Commander-like two-panel manager.

F5 or F6 open dialog for copying or moving files, where instead of confirming and running the job immediately, you can press F2 to send the job to a queue where you can manage it further.


I actually just use scp on the terminal for this.

If you select a bunch of files / directories in nautilus and copy them, you can paste them into a text editor- they'll end up as paths separated by newlines. I just append \ to the end of each line, replace %20 with \ and add quotes if necessary (note the space after the slash), prefix with scp or cp and away you go: paste into a terminal, hit enter and you have serial copy.


networkserver:/some/dir/file1 \
networkserver:/some/other/dir/file2 \
"networkserver:/some/other/badly\ named\ dir/file3" \

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