I think @whileTRUEpass just answered that. When you’re testing code on a separate Repl, you might want to copy an entire folder, but not want to have to fork the Repl and bring back the code from your first.
this would be useful, but on the other hand you can just download all files into a folder on your device and on the other replit import all the files. Some operating systems if not most allow you to choose multiple files at a time. and if the file is code you can just copy and paste. I don’t see this coming any time soon, there are definitely more important things for replit to work on.
Hi @IanAtReplit, the scenario in which this would be useful is as follows…
You fork one of your own Repl’s.
You make some changes or add files to the original.
You also make some changes or add files to the new Repl.
You then want a way or getting those new files from the original Repl to the new Repl without having to download the whole original Repl, extract and re-upload the desired files to the new Repl.
By having a way of copying specific files Repl-to-Repl, Replit will save on ZIP processing and bandwidth fees. I understand Repls are hosted on servers inside a datacenter, so the files can just travel over the Replit internal network.
Also the user won’t need to wait for the ZIP to download, extract and re-upload to Replit, which is time consuming and often slow depending on the size of the Repl and their own network speed.