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Move script

Move script

Move script

Can anyone tell me if the MOVE command has been changed in windows 2000.

I'm trying to write a script that moves the files from on file server to another and i can't seem to get it to work.

Am i being completely thick.

I thought the command would be

move \\servername\d$\test \\servername\test

Is this correct??

Thanks for your help.


RE: Move script

I just did some testing and it appears that MOVE is still using 8.3 format for pathways.


MOVE \\Old Server\This Directory\File to Move.doc \\New Server\This Directory

(in 8.3 format it translates to:)

MOVE \\oldser~1\thisdi~1\fileto~1.doc \\newser~1\thisdi~1

If you keep in mind that it still uses 8.3 directory and path names then your script(s) will work.

Have a nice day.


RE: Move script

If you go to http://www.robvanderwoude.com/, and look for the allhelp.bat link, it will download a 2k zip file which when expanded and run, produces a htm file of all your available command line command help files, including move.

Shouldn't you reference the files you want to move?
move \\servername\d$\test\*.* \\servername\test\
Assuming you have full permissions on the paths on both servers.

RE: Move script

We have 2 win2k servers (one in each building), I had no problems with direct naming of the directories.  I believe ASP takes care of this.


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