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How to use the WScript.Shell?

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<%
  set oShell = Server.CreateObject ("WScript.Shell")
  cmd = "%COMSPEC% /c xcopy c:\test.txt d:\dellsftw\kevin"
  oShell.run cmd, 0, true
  oShell.close
%>

Above is the script I used to copy a file called test.txt from C:\ to D:\Dellsftw\Kevin.

During the first time I run this script I found it ok but I tried it for the second and third time, my Internet explorer keep on saying opening page, it seems like never ending. Why like this?

Where can I find the documentation for WScript object's information like what is the methods and properties inside, so that I know how to use it in the future.

Thanks for your help.
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DirkVe earned 160 total points
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There's a small mistake in the copy statement, and therefore it doesn't work (even not the first time, but after th first time it keeps running and that's why the second time there's no response).

If it's correct that kevin is a directory, change this line

cmd = "%COMSPEC% /c xcopy c:\test.txt d:\dellsftw\kevin"
 
TO

cmd = "%COMSPEC% /c xcopy c:\test.txt d:\dellsftw\kevin\"

(extra \  after kevin).


Also, replace the close statement (this method doesn't exist):
replace oShell.close
with set oShell = Nothing

NOTE: Before you start testing this, close the browser and test in a new one, since you still have a process running.

Good luck.
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