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#33507 - 2002-11-25 11:48 PM Help on Xcopy command
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Could someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong. I'm trying to xcopy everything in a directory. But it only copies the files and not the subdirectories.

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Shell "%comspec% /c xcopy S:\DIRBLD\0203\* \BLD_NT_DIR\"

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#33508 - 2002-11-25 11:53 PM Re: Help on Xcopy command
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Did you try looking at the command line help?

for /s or /e

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XCOPY source [destination] [/A | /M] [/D[:date]] [/P] [/S [/E]] [/V] [/W]
[/C] [/I] [/Q] [/F] [/L] [/H] [/R] [/T] [/U]
[/K] [/N] [/O] [/X] [/Y] [/-Y] [/Z]
[/EXCLUDE:file1[+file2][+file3]...]

source Specifies the file(s) to copy.
destination Specifies the location and/or name of new files.
/A Copies only files with the archive attribute set,
doesn't change the attribute.
/M Copies only files with the archive attribute set,
turns off the archive attribute.
/D:m-d-y Copies files changed on or after the specified date.
If no date is given, copies only those files whose
source time is newer than the destination time.
/EXCLUDE:file1[+file2][+file3]...
Specifies a list of files containing strings. When any of the
strings match any part of the absolute path of the file to be
copied, that file will be excluded from being copied. For
example, specifying a string like \obj\ or .obj will exclude
all files underneath the directory obj or all files with the
.obj extension respectively.
/P Prompts you before creating each destination file.
/S Copies directories and subdirectories except empty ones.
/E Copies directories and subdirectories, including empty ones.
Same as /S /E. May be used to modify /T.
/V Verifies each new file.
/W Prompts you to press a key before copying.
/C Continues copying even if errors occur.
/I If destination does not exist and copying more than one file,
assumes that destination must be a directory.
/Q Does not display file names while copying.
/F Displays full source and destination file names while copying.
/L Displays files that would be copied.
/H Copies hidden and system files also.
/R Overwrites read-only files.
/T Creates directory structure, but does not copy files. Does not
include empty directories or subdirectories. /T /E includes
empty directories and subdirectories.
/U Copies only files that already exist in destination.
/K Copies attributes. Normal Xcopy will reset read-only attributes.
/N Copies using the generated short names.
/O Copies file ownership and ACL information.
/X Copies file audit settings (implies /O).
/Y Suppresses prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an
existing destination file.
/-Y Causes prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an
existing destination file.
/Z Copies networked files in restartable mode.

The switch /Y may be preset in the COPYCMD environment variable.
This may be overridden with /-Y on the command line.



[ 25. November 2002, 23:54: Message edited by: Howard Bullock ]
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#33509 - 2002-11-26 12:03 AM Re: Help on Xcopy command
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Doesn't kixtart require a shell command in front of it though?
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#33510 - 2002-11-26 12:04 AM Re: Help on Xcopy command
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well, you have it in your line.
try removing it.

these are so easy to try things you might want to try before asking.
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#33511 - 2002-11-26 12:05 AM Re: Help on Xcopy command
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code:
Shell "%comspec% /c xcopy S:\DIRBLD\0203\* \BLD_NT_DIR\ /S"

or

Shell "%comspec% /c xcopy S:\DIRBLD\0203\* \BLD_NT_DIR\ /E"


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#33512 - 2002-11-26 12:09 AM Re: Help on Xcopy command
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I tried using xcopy by itself without the shell command in front... it didn't work. [Confused]
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#33513 - 2002-11-26 12:10 AM Re: Help on Xcopy command
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so, isn't that obvious then?
if you check the manual it sais what is required and what is not.

once again, I ask you to read the manual.
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#33514 - 2002-11-26 12:12 AM Re: Help on Xcopy command
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Thanks Howard. [Smile] [Big Grin]
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#33515 - 2002-11-26 12:15 AM Re: Help on Xcopy command
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Didn't mean to annoy you Lonkero, but it's just that I'm really new to this stuff. I've went through the manual... but didn't see anything on xcopy. [Smile]
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#33516 - 2002-11-26 12:16 AM Re: Help on Xcopy command
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When use use SHELL or RUN, you have to find the external command's documentation. such as

XCOPY /?
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#33517 - 2002-11-26 12:17 AM Re: Help on Xcopy command
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Try this

Shell '%comspec% /c "source\*" "target" /E'

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#33518 - 2002-11-26 12:18 AM Re: Help on Xcopy command
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I dunno, every question you have asked this far has raised the normal answer: "read the manual"

kixtart runs it's own commands and functions.
any external program is not a kixtart command.

the reason why you did not find xcopy in the manual is simple: it is not kix command.
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#33519 - 2002-11-26 12:27 AM Re: Help on Xcopy command
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Hmmm... maybe I'm not looking at the correct manual then. The "manual"... is that the Kixtart2001.doc?
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#33520 - 2002-11-26 12:31 AM Re: Help on Xcopy command
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You have me [Confused]

XCOPY is an OS command (xcopy.exe). It has nothing to do with KiXtart and is not in the "manual".

Read about the SHELL and RUN commands in the KiXtart manual.
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#33521 - 2002-11-26 12:34 AM Re: Help on Xcopy command
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wow.
I think I'll give up.

I've tried and no success. that's it.
good night.
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#33522 - 2002-11-26 12:55 AM Re: Help on Xcopy command
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Once again... thanks everyone for all the help. [Smile]
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