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i want to replace a file  (Connect.ini) that is stored on C:\Program Files\SIMS\SIMS .net  (note that SIMS .net  is a folder) in a remote computer. The new file ( the one i want to replcalce the existing one with) is stored on the root of my C: (where the script will run from). Here is what i tried:

Please note that %1 is the remote computer name
ATTEMPT 1
copy /y c:\Connect.ini  \\%1\C$\Program Files\SIMS\SIMS .net\

I get the following error message for this one:
'The syntax of the command is incorrect.'


ATTEMPT 2
rem net use z: \\%1\c$
rem del z:\Program Files\SIMS\SIMS .net\Connect.ini
rem copy c:\Connect.ini z:\Program Files\SIMS\SIMS .net\Connect.ini
rem net use z: /d

I get the following error message for this one:

C:\>net use z: /d
z: was deleted successfully.

C:\>net use z: \\A61-01\c$
The command completed successfully.

C:\>del z:\Program Files\SIMS\SIMS .net\Connect.ini
The system cannot find the path specified.

C:\>copy c:\Connect.ini z:\Program Files\SIMS\SIMS .net\Connect.ini
The syntax of the command is incorrect.

C:\>net use z: /d
There are open files and/or incomplete directory searches pending on the connection to z:.
Is it OK to continue disconnecting and force them closed? (Y/N) [N]:

 Can anyone help please?
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Question by:olchs
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copy /y c:\Connect.ini  "\\%~1\C$\Program Files\SIMS\SIMS .net\"
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Firstly, good practice to put all paths in quotations. I can see that you haven't - so it will treat copy /y c:\Connect.ini  \\%1\C$\Program Files\SIMS\SIMS .net\ as:

 copy  file c:\connect.ini to \\%1\c$\Program with parameters  Files\SIMS\SIMS, .net\ and /y
Same with the net use.

Secondly, If run from a batch file you need two percent signs.

copy /y "c:\Connect.ini"  "\\%%1\C$\Program Files\SIMS\SIMS .net\"

Hope that works for you.
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Spaces act as separators on the command line.

program this is parameter number 5

But

program "this is parameter number 1"


Double quotes are used to embed spaces in parameters.

The same applies to program names.

C:\Program <<< program
Files\SIMS\SIMS <<< parameter 1
.NET\ <<<< parameter 2

rather than "C:\Program Files\SIMS\SIMS .NET\"

The %1 is not quite OK either.

Follow this ...

@ECHO OFF
ECHO 1 = %1
ECHO 2 = %2

Save that as test.bat and run it ...

test C:\Program Files

and then

test "C:\Program Files"

See the difference?

See the problem?

No?

OK. The problem is that I just said you need to use quotes to add spaces.

So, "%1" wraps the first parameter in quotes.

BUT you already wrapped it in quotes to get the space in to start with, so you end up with ...

""C:\Program Files""

The ~ in %~1 removes the quotes, leaving you with ...

"C:\Program Files"

You normally use ~ to strip the quotes from any parameter coming into the script and apply your own as needed.

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pinkisthenewblue,

You do ___NOT___ need 2 % for command line parameters.

You ONLY need 2 % when dealing with FOR variables.

e.g.

At the command line ...

FOR %A IN (a b c) DO ECHO %A

But in a bat file ...

FOR %%A IN (a b c) DO ECHO %%A


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Yeah I figured he was, I've never seen anyone use variables like that thats not in a for statement. But if not then take head olchs.
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If you think that is bad, try decoding this ...

Pretty obvious when you understand the syntax, but even so, a nightmare for a beginner.
@ECHO OFF

SET UnivDateTokens=1-3 

FOR /F "tokens=1 delims=.:/-, " %%O IN ('DATE /T') DO SET UnivDatePart1=%%O

IF "%UnivDatePart1:~0,1%" GTR "9" SET UnivDateTokens=2-4 

FOR /F "tokens=%UnivDateTokens% delims=.:/-, " %%P in ('DATE /T') DO ( 

	FOR /F "skip=1 tokens=2-4 delims=/-,()." %%S IN ('ECHO.^|DATE') DO ( 

		SET %%S=%%P

		SET %%T=%%Q

		SET %%U=%%R

		SET UnivDatePart1=

		SET UnivDateTokens=

		)

	)

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