REPLACE+Replacing Selected Files
Allows you to copy or add files selectively to target drives
MS-DOS equivalent: REPLACE (3.2+)
[d:][path] REPLACE [sd:][spath]sfilename
[d:][path] Specifies the drive letter and
directory that contain the
REPLACE command file.
[sd:][spath]sfilename Specifies the source file(s)
to be copied.
[td:][tpath] Specifies the target drive and
/A Copies all files from the
source that do not exist on
/P Prompts for each file
/D Copies only those files newer
than the files on the target.
/R Replaces read-only files on
/S Searches all the directories
on the target for files that
match the source file name.
/W Prompts for insertion of a
target disk before replacing
REPLACE allows you to selectively copy from a source disk
files that do not already exist on the target disk or copy files
that exist on both disks but are in an updated version on the
REPLACE B:\*.* C:\REPORTS/A
copies all files in the root directory on drive B that are not
already in the REPORTS directory of drive C.
REPLACE A:*.TXT C:\TEXTP
adds all files with a .TXT extension on drive A to the TEXT
directory on drive C if they are not there already. You will be
prompted to confirm each file to be copied.
REPLACE A:*.TXT C:\TEXT/D
copies only those files with a .TXT extension on drive A that are
newer than the files in the TEXT directory on drive C.
Enter Y to add the file to the target.
No files added
All the files on the source already exist on the target. No
further action is required.
No files found
No files described in the argument were found on the source. No
further action is required.
The /A and /S options cannot be used together.
[For related topics, press R]
DEL (DELETE) and ERASE Commands
RENAME EN) Command
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