From: Mike Hobbs <mike.hobbs@an...> - 2011-03-01 11:24:00
On RISC OS, if you set Force, Newer, Quiet and then drag a selection
it does what you expect (overwrites only the newer files and copies
all files that don't exist in the target directory).
ROX Filer however, with Force, Newer and Quiet, is different:
1. The Quiet button is greyed out
2. Whenever it finds the source and destination files are the
same it asks for confirmation of overwrite. This is
unnecessary because I told it only to overwrite if newer.
3. All the files that don't exist in the target directory are
copied. This is fine - what is required.
This may seem a minor issue but when you have over 10000 files in
the directory and only a few are newer you end up being asked for
confirmation thousands of times!
I've also noticed that when you try to change permissions on a
selection of files, it asks for confirmation on every file.
I brought this up here a couple months ago. IIRC a fix was implemented in CVS, but I doubt it will ever get released.
Maybe try downgrading to 2.9 or 2.8? It could be that this problem is a regression, and that it won't show up in earlier versions.