Create Batch File

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  1. Dazed_and_Confused

    Dazed_and_Confused Registered Member

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    It's been a while since I've done this type of "programming", so can someone tell me how I can (if it's possible using XP Home) to create a simple batch file that will automatically copy a file from one directory to another?
     
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    Hi D&C :)

    I moved your thread to a more appropriate forum.

    It will get more attention over here. ;)


    snowbound
     
  3. Bubba

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    You may have to supply more specifics but below is a straight forward batch file that was placed in the Root directory. The file was icq.ico and I wanted it copied to the c:\yb\temp folder.

    Code:
    cd\yb
    copy icq.ico c:\yb\temp
    
    cd= change directory
    yb= name of directory
     
  4. Dazed_and_Confused

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    Thanks, Bubba. I am familar with DOS commands. I just don't understand were to enter these commands? A simple text file saved with a .bat extension?
     
  5. Bubba

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    Exactly....and I'm sorry I assumed wrongly that part was understood :(
     
  6. Dazed_and_Confused

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    That's alright, Bubba. Your failure to mention it made me correctly assume it was something as straightforward as a text file. Thanks again!;)
     
  7. MCT

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    also,

    xcopy "%userprofile%\Desktop\MSN.ICO" "%userprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Msn.ico" /Y

    that will copy an icon (msn.ico) from the desktop, 2 the start menu > programs and wont ask for any confirmation 2 overwrite

    that doesnt have 2 be in the same directory as whatever u are wanting 2 copy, just a different alternative

    Edit: goto start > run > type cmd > then xcopy /? will give a list of switches

    Regards :)
     
  8. Dazed_and_Confused

    Dazed_and_Confused Registered Member

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    One more question, Bubba / MCT. Is there a referece for DOS commands anywhere on my XP Home PC?

    Edit: Sorry, MCT. I sent my original message before I read your post. THanks!
     
  9. MCT

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  10. Dazed_and_Confused

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    Exactly what I needed MCT. My batch file is working great, too. I've made one to do some routine PC maintenance. Now if there was only a way to zip a file using DOS commands.... :D
     
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