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Okay, all you old school DOS hackers, here's one that I've never thought about before..  

I've got a tree of files..  ie.  Folder1\Font1.ttf, Folder2\Font2.ttf

I want to "collapse" all the files in all those sub-folders into ONE folder.

IE, I end up with \FinalFolder\Font1.ttf and \FinalFolder\Font2.ttf.

I Canna figure any syntax (easily) to do that.

Suggestions are appreciated!

Thanks
-- Scott.

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Since you don't say what Folder1 and Folder2's parent folder is, I'll not only call it a directory, but I'll name it "Folder" and presume you want to get the files there, too.


for /f "tokens=*" %i in ('dir/s/b/a-d path\to\Folder') do copy "%i" "path\to\FinalFolder"

(I'll presume you COPY rather than MOVE, to prevent accidents....)

...Bill
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...Of course, add "\*.ttf" to path\to\Folder to select files "*.ttf"

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Thanks, Bill.

Worked like a charm.

Most of the syntax I'm familiar with ..  excluding the variable passing.

If you have time, please contact me via email direct (scott DOT davis AT beanfield.com).

I'm really curious where you learned those variable handlers.

certainly ain't in the dir /? "man page".

My Sincere thanks,

Scott.

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