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#168952 - 2006-10-05 07:31 PM Check file exists then copy
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I need to copy a screen saver to the system32 dir of XP & 2000 systems and am trying o figure out how to check for it's existence first so it isn't copied over and over again.
Something like IF NOT EXIST (%sysemdir%\screen.scr) COPY "\\server\file" "%sytemdir%\file) END IF.

Can someone give me the right syntax for this? Thanks

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#168953 - 2006-10-05 08:07 PM Re: Check file exists then copy
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Check for extra information in the kix2010.doc
Code:

If NOT Exist("FileOrFolder")
Copy "Source" "Destination" /c /h
EndIf


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#168954 - 2006-10-05 09:33 PM Re: Check file exists then copy
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Would not recommend that code for Folder checking.

Also, unless the user has Admin rights they should not be able to copy that file into the system32 folder.

For a folder I'd use something like this. Though he did ask about a file.


If GetFileAttr('foldername') & 16
 

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#168955 - 2006-10-05 10:36 PM Re: Check file exists then copy
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so, why do you offer folder then?
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#168956 - 2006-10-05 11:02 PM Re: Check file exists then copy
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Becasue Witto so suggested and I'm just pointing out what I think would be a better method.

Quote:

("FileOrFolder")



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#168957 - 2006-10-05 11:17 PM Re: Check file exists then copy
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witto showed that you can use exist against both file and folder.
but didn't see such suggestion you are referring to.

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#168958 - 2006-10-05 11:46 PM Re: Check file exists then copy
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True, I (almost) copied the syntax from the kix2010.doc
I tried to show that quotes are missing, that brackets are misplaced and that EndIf is one word.
Just what was asked
Quote:


Can someone give me the right syntax for this?




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#168959 - 2006-10-06 01:24 AM Re: Check file exists then copy
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No problem Jooel or Witto. Was simply wanting to point out that it is possible to have a file with the name of a folder or the name of a folder with the name of a file and if that does exist the script will fail.

Witto's solution and explanation of why is valid. Just hoping to educate on a possible issue either now or in the future for new scripters.

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#168960 - 2006-10-06 02:16 AM Re: Check file exists then copy
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DOC, your logic is flawed. regardless of whether it is a file or folder that exists, if either exists the file should not be copied. In fact if there is a folder by the ssame name as the file, the copy would fail!
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#168961 - 2006-10-06 02:22 AM Re: Check file exists then copy
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Not sure how the logic could be flawed since I didn't provide any SILVER PLATTER code.

I only provided what I think would be a better TYPE of solution.

I could / would write some Silver Platter code if the original poster requests it though.

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#168962 - 2006-10-06 02:33 AM Re: Check file exists then copy
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Well my vote goes to Witto's code and I rise to his defense.
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#168963 - 2006-10-06 02:41 AM Re: Check file exists then copy
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That's cool. No problem, many ways to do the same task.

Most of us have the freedom to choose as well, which is good. Not trying to solicit some type of challenge.

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#168964 - 2006-10-06 03:36 PM Re: Check file exists then copy
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Thanks. My syntax was based on m ow logic not true kixtart code but it's good to see I was close. Since I am using kixtart for our logon script (active directory), wouldn't the file copy to system32? I would think the script runs under admin context.
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#168965 - 2006-10-06 03:44 PM Re: Check file exists then copy
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The file will be copied to the path specified. Yes and no, the script runs under the user-context, if the user is a admin (why would an admin run a loginscript?...) then yes, runs as admin, if it's just a domain user, runs as a domain user etc.
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#168966 - 2006-10-06 04:09 PM Re: Check file exists then copy
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Hmm. Good to know. I have the logic working now and the file is copying. Unfortunately I can see people putting on their on screen saver if its not in system32 or other denied folder (renaming their own). I could use SMS to do this and still may but is there a way to run it as admin?
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#168967 - 2006-10-06 04:11 PM Re: Check file exists then copy
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Then you should schedule it as a scheduled task. This can even be done remotely.
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#168968 - 2006-10-06 04:17 PM Re: Check file exists then copy
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You can limit screensaver and background with a gpo if you wish.
What have I missed, why would you wanna schedule a filecopy?


Edited by Björn (2006-10-06 04:20 PM)

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#168969 - 2006-10-06 04:24 PM Re: Check file exists then copy
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Yea, I can limit the screen saver via GPO which I do but a person who knew enough could copy their own and rename it. The best I can think of is just make it read only and hidden in a common location like Program Files.
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#168970 - 2006-10-06 04:25 PM Re: Check file exists then copy
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or just change the permissions on the specified file not to include your users for change.

Edited by Björn (2006-10-06 04:31 PM)

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#168971 - 2006-10-06 04:36 PM Re: Check file exists then copy
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I thought about that but wouldn't the permission then get inherited by the receiving computer thereby replacing the permissions?
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