View Full Version : Windows suxs, long live DOS

25-01-2002, 10:57 PM
How would you do 'xcopy /d c:\images\*.* r:\images\*.*' in windows WITHOUT a batch file

Were it takes ONLY the new files or files on hard drive C that have been updated and copies them onto CDROM drive R

26-01-2002, 08:32 AM
You'd get one of the many free (or pay if you must) backup programs to do it for you. But DOS is a monster in it's own way too. Like how do you differentiate between Smithquote250102.dc and Smithquote260102.doc in DOS? Yes it has a 1 or a 2 on the end - not very intuitive. But I'm not interested in either, I'm waiting (hopefully) for the first release of Lindows (www.lindows.com).

26-01-2002, 09:18 AM
Sorry Ian, you can do it with Windose, but you have set next to the screen and ask on each file, shell I click the 'yes' or the 'no'

26-01-2002, 11:28 AM
Eric, why don't you just use a batch file, if that's what you know how to use?

26-01-2002, 12:06 PM
More to the point, how would you do that in DOS?

Without some very creative .bat scripting, you have no ASPI layer in DOS and so couldnt access your CD-writer using xcopy...

26-01-2002, 02:07 PM
Oh ya! works great, why would I post the question in the first place if it did not work?

26-01-2002, 11:51 PM
I think you mean, long live open source!!!