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I,m looking for a simple routine that compares the file dates of a single file on both a server and a local machine and if the date on the server is newer than the local machine will copy the file over, overwriting the old one, Any clues ??? p.s. i am new to V.B.
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You could use the Robocopy application wich come with the NT ressource kit and is the same than the "rdist" command under Unix.

Other wise, you have to do as following :

Public Sub Robocopy(sServer As String, sLocal As String)
   ' *** Maintain same files from a Server to a lical drive
   
   Dim sFile         As String

   sFile = Dir(sServer)

   Do While (sFile <> "")
      ' *** Test if the file exists
      If Existfile(sFile) = False Then
         ' *** Does not exists
         FileCopy sServer & "\" & sFile, sLocal & "\" & sFile
         
         GoTo NEXT_FILE
      End If
     
      ' *** The file exists
     
      ' *** Verify the size
      If FileLen(sServer & "\" & sFile) <> FileLen(sLocal & "\" & sFile) Then
         ' *** Not the same size
         FileCopy sServer & "\" & sFile, sLocal & "\" & sFile
         
         GoTo NEXT_FILE
      End If
     
      ' *** Verify the date
      If FileDateTime(sServer & "\" & sFile) <> FileDateTime(sLocal & "\" & sFile) Then
         ' *** Not the same date/time
         FileCopy sServer & "\" & sFile, sLocal & "\" & sFile
         
         GoTo NEXT_FILE
      End If
     
NEXT_FILE:
      sFile = Dir()
   Loop

End Sub

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