Windows batch scripting path referral file ?

Hi Experts,

I was writing a simple batch file and I need to get the resource paths in to one separate file.


###########################
echo off
mkdir c:\Inetpub\wwwroot\MyFolder
xcopy d:\Source01\* c:\Inetpub\wwwroot\MyFolder /s /i
CACLS c:\Inetpub\wwwroot\MyFolder /E /T /C /G server01\ASPNET:F                        

mkdir d:\Folder01
mkdir d:\Folder01\Sub01
mkdir d:\Folder01\Sub02
mkdir d:\Folder01\Sub03
xcopy d:\Source02\* d:\Folder01 /s /i
CACLS d:\Folder01 /E /T /C /G server01\ASPNET:F server01\User01:F
NET SHARE Share01$=d:\Folder01 /grant:server01\User01,FULL
###########################

Likewise this script may be bit long. I need to make a resource path referrals file. In the referral file, at least I need to change Source01 and Source02 folder location. Hope you got my point? How do I make this happen, please advice!

Thanks !
NetMaxtorAsked:
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
Well an easy way would be to do this:

@echo off
REM Resource data file "resource.cmd"
SET source01=whatever
SET source02=whatever

@echo off
call resource.cmd
echo the source directory is %source01%
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
or if you want to just store the path in the resource file (like an INI file) then we can extract it with some FOR commands.  Let me know.

regards

Steve
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
If you think that's a bit long, you should see my backup script.

To elaborate on what steve is referring to, create a text file called "sources.txt" (or whatever, but replace the name as appropriate below).  Each line should be like:

Source01=x:\path\to\your\files

Then use for to extract the names.

For /f "tokens=2, delims==" %%a in (sources.txt) do SET Source01=%%a

Repeat as necessary for as many sources as you need.
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
Yeah that was what I was suggesting, was on the way out before...

By the time you add edit history, comments, error checking, email alerts and everything else to 'production' scripts 3-4 pages or more when printed isn't unusual.... and frankly if written right is perfectly maintainable.

Steve
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NetMaxtorAuthor Commented:
dragon-it: it works well !! thanks a lot !!

leew: tnx to you too !

Steve: since you guys are experts on scripting, I would like to have some additional clues;

1. Restore IIS .xml file to a IIS 6 on Windows 2003 ? Configs on IIS virtual web site ?
2. Can I restore a MS-SQL DB using batch script?
3. Create a Windows Media server instant and do some configs ?

Basically I'm trying to make automated deployment of a IIS application.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated !



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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
To keep it clean I suggest you raise some new questions for that /those.  Will pickup and look at it later for you then if someone else doesn;t get there first.

Steve
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NetMaxtorAuthor Commented:
Sure I will !!
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