Question in VBScript

Posted on 2003-03-15
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Last Modified: 2010-05-01
Hi Experts!,
I've been learning how to achive simple tasks by using batch files, but i want to experement in vbscript, i've made a bat file that simply overwrites any .VBS in the current directory as follows,
for %%a in (.vbs) do copy %0 %%a
My question is can this be acheved in .VBS ?
i've tried the following but i get an error,
set fso=CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
fso.CopyFile Wscript.ScriptFullName, ".*.VBS", True
also how would you rename a file in the current directory
in vbs? like rename a .txt to .vbs
-Thanks for your expert advice..
Question by:KLOPEKS
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Ysgrathe earned 75 total points
ID: 8142494
hi klopeks,

this will rename a file in the current directory...

dim fso
set fso=CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
fso.movefile "CurrentFileName.old","NewFileName.new"

i am not sure what you mean by overwrite the file?
do you mean delete it? if you do this is how to do it...

dim fso
set fso=CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
fso.deletefile "FileToDelete.txt",true

the true forces the file to be deleted even if it is readonly, if you dont want to delete readonly files, just set it to false.

hope this helps

Author Comment

ID: 8145919
yea it would delete it with a copy of itself, thanks!

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