DOS Tips

New XCOPY Switches

There are quite some new switches added to the XCOPY command as Windows 95/98/NT are 32-bit Operating Systems. Below are some of the additions over the old XCOPY command from DOS 6.x.

* /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 - Updates the files that already exist in destination
* /K - Copies attributes. Normal XCOPY will reset read-only attributes
* /Y - Overwrites existing files without prompting

* /-Y - Prompts you before overwriting existing files
* /N - Copy using the generated short names
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