programming a batch file
Posted on 1998-07-25
I'm still an avid user of Dos batch files to run my regular routines, like pkzipping all my essential files on a daily basis. Since I have several folders containing files all over my hard drive, I already have a batch file in place, with a shortcut to my desktop making it even easier to execute the command.
With win98, there is a schedule feature which can run this file for me every few hours automatically.
However, I do not know how to use the IF, Not, Exist etc commands and was hoping someone could help me.
What would I need to have in the batch file, if I wanted my system to automatically copy e.g c:\backup\docs.zip to my Iomega zip drive (d:\) ONLY if the name of the zip disk in the drive at that time is called BACKUP-DISK (volume label). You see if I have another disk in the drive, I dont want several copies of the doc.zip on several disks, as this will only confuse things later.
Furthermore, is it possible to get the batchfile to create a second doc1.zip on the same disk, if the last backup of doc.zip was not less than 7 days old?
Many thanks, and long live DOS!