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locuton

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« on: September 04, 2022, 08:45:53 pm »
Greetings:

A number of years ago, I used a command line program called xxcopy with winbatch to clone directories from on laptop to another over an ethernet cable. Apparently the maker of xxcopy has gone out of business. What I liked about xxcopy is that it would create directories if needed and it would skip files that were the same. If any of y'all are familiar with xxcopy, I would like to know if there is a viable alternative that I can use with winbatch to copy files.

Regards,
Mike

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Re: xxcopy
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2022, 04:40:59 am »
I would like to know if there is a viable alternative that I can use with winbatch to copy files.

Regards,
Mike


Maybe Robocopy?  I think it works with long filenames that both xcopy and xxcopy have issues with.

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Re: xxcopy
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2022, 08:18:22 am »
You could always roll your own version. There are several examples in the Tech Database. Since WinBatch supports long file paths, those examples could easily be modified to support them if required.
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locuton

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Re: xxcopy
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2022, 09:02:38 pm »
Stanl, Robocopy is a great suggestion, but the program will only run on the receiving computer and not on the sending computer. Thanks for the suggestion though.
Td, I'll check out the tech database for examples, great suggestion, thanks.