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Batch file copy and file rename

Posted on 2004-09-22
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I have a batch file that copies drawings from a file server to my HDD. See below.
copy j:\hal\synth\hsga\sheet?.dxf "c:\my documents\drawings"
This copies 4 sheets called SHEET1.DXF to SHEET4.DXF.
My question is: Is there a fairly simple routine I can add that will prompt me input a new file name to save it to without manually changing the name of each file. If I can do this in the same batch file that would be fine, or, I would really like help with a VB6 program to do the same. I could create the inteface, but would need some help with the code.
Thanks,

Jeff
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by:jkr
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You could try

------------------------------>8--------------------
set SRCMASK=%1
copy j:\hal\synth\hsga\%SRCMASK%?.dxf "c:\my documents\drawings"
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and call the .bat like

mybat.bat SHEET
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by:Longbow
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Hi,

What's the difference between sheet?.dxf and SHEET1.DXF ?
Will be the source and destination foldes always the same ?
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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
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I'm trying to understand what you want do to.

You want to change the destination file name, like:
copy j:\hal\synth\hsga\sheet?.dxf "x:\<prompt for destination>"

Or you want to:
copy j:\hal\synth\hsga\sheet?.dxf "c:\my documents\drawings\<newfilename>.dxf"

I would simply include this in your script:

Set /p newfilename=Enter a new file name for the file

Then for whatever part of the copy command you want to substitute, use %newfilename% instead.  For example:

 j:\hal\synth\hsga\sheet?.dxf "c:\my documents\drawings\%newfilename%.dxf"
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