get processing time using move command-line

Posted on 2007-10-11
Last Modified: 2010-03-05
Hello -

Does anyone know how to have the move command also report how long it took to copy the file?  As you can see my need is pretty basic - just copy this file to another directory - it would be great also to get processing time.

move c:\networktest.jpg Z:\TEST

Thank you in advance!

Question by:newtontech4
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    Expert Comment

    You will want to use a Microsoft utility called Robocopy.exe

    Gives you all the options you seek and probably 100pages more.....

    We use it extensively for migrating data and syncing folders.

    Author Comment

    Thank you!

    I will check it out.

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    Expert Comment

    I use timethis.exe from the windows 2000 resource kit. At a command prompt you run "timethis yourcommand" and it produces an output similar to the following:

    TimeThis :    Start Time :  Thu Oct 11 15:39:03 2007
    TimeThis :      End Time :  Thu Oct 11 15:39:03 2007
    TimeThis :  Elapsed Time :  00:00:00.250

    Author Comment

    Very nice!  I am going to go with this -

    Thank you for taking the time!

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    Expert Comment

    Glad we could help.  Thats what we are here for.

    What solution did you decide to use?

    Author Comment

    The solution from dlb6597 - he suggested the timethis solution.  It was perfect!  

    Although I think the syntax is now timeit not timethis for 2003.

    thanks - this is well worth the price of admission :)
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    Accepted Solution

    Great.  I checked it out, it does fit the bill perfectly for what you needed.

    Don't forget to assign points for the accepted answer for dlb6597 . =)

    Keep the robocopy in your back pocket for other tasks,  We have found it invaluable.  

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