Batch Script - COPY


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This batch command is used for copying files from one location to the other.

Syntax

Copy [source] [destination]

The files will be copied from source to destination location.

Example

The following example shows the different variants of the copy command.

@echo off
cd
Rem Copies lists.txt to the present working directory.
If there is no destination identified , it defaults to the present working directory.
copy c:\lists.txt
Rem The file lists.txt will be copied from C:\ to C:\tp location
copy C:\lists.txt c:\tp
Rem Quotation marks are required if the file name contains spaces
copy “C:\My File.txt”
Rem Copies all the files in F drive which have the txt file extension to the
current working directory copy
F:\*.txt
Rem Copies all files from dirA to dirB. Note that directories nested in dirA will not be copied
copy C:\dirA dirB

Output

All actions are performed as per the remarks in the batch file.

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