xcopy vs copy if copy works

Posted on 2006-05-15
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
Is there any advantage to using xcopy if copy works OK? All of the advantages I have seen for xcopy is that it does things for you the copy doesn't, subdirectories, etc. My nighty backup routines use the copy command and I have no complaints with the copy command (and I would probably complain about winning the lotto). Is there an advantage to switching to xcopy (performance, better error checking, etc)? I am going to go back and add the /v flag to my copy commands so I need to edit the procs anyway.

Thanks in advance.
Question by:MikeBroderick
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    If copy is working for you, I would continue using the copy util.  XCOPY has more functionality...however, if you do not plan to use the extra functions, I would continue using the copy command.

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    Hi MikeBroderick,

    Agree with NJ

    if it aint broke it dont need fixing :)

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