Copy directories and files just like

xcopy /e/h/y /z/i /k /f src dest
I can remember "cp -av" on Unix like systems to copy files and directories. The same can be done on Windows without extra software, somewhat. The switches mean: /E Copies directories and subdirectories, including empty ones. Same as /S /E. May be used to modify /T. /H Copies hidden and system files also. /Y Suppresses prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an existing destination file. /Z Copies networked files in restartable mode. /I If destination does not exist and copying more than one file, assumes that destination must be a directory. /K Copies attributes. Normal Xcopy will reset read-only attributes. /F Displays full source and destination file names while copying. I don't type that all the time, I stick it into a file called "cpav.cmd" and run that. echo xcopy /e/h/y /z/i /k /f %1 %2 > cpav.cmd cpav zsh zsh2
Sample Output
$ cpav.cmd zsh zsh2
Z:\piyo\AppPrefs\zsh\.zlogin -> Z:\piyo\AppPrefs\zsh2\.zlogin
Z:\piyo\AppPrefs\zsh\.zprofile -> Z:\piyo\AppPrefs\zsh2\.zprofile
Z:\piyo\AppPrefs\zsh\.zshenv -> Z:\piyo\AppPrefs\zsh2\.zshenv
Z:\piyo\AppPrefs\zsh\.zshrc -> Z:\piyo\AppPrefs\zsh2\.zshrc
Z:\piyo\AppPrefs\zsh\ -> Z:\piyo\AppPrefs\zsh2\
Z:\piyo\AppPrefs\zsh\notes.txt -> Z:\piyo\AppPrefs\zsh2\notes.txt
6 File(s) copied

By: piyo
2009-02-13 16:25:09

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