XCOPY Logging options

Posted on 2008-06-23
Last Modified: 2008-06-23
Hi All

When using a batch file to run an XCOPY command i have it output to >E:\Logs\xcopy.log

Is there any further switches i can use to give me more info in the log, at the moment i just get output below but i would like the time / date included

1 File(s) copied


Question by:ncomper
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Hi ncomper,

XCOPY doesn't output the time/date ...

Do you want the current time/date? If so you can just call something like this:

date /t >> E:\logs\xcopy.log
time /t >> E:\logs\xcopy.log

Hope that helps,

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You can use Microsoft command line tool RoboCopy.exe for enhanced logging function.

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is there anywhere online i can look at all the commands that can be piped to a log file like the two you just gave me

date /t >> 
time /t >> 

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Zoppo earned 500 total points
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Hi ncomper,

the outout from any program which is written to stdout or stderr can be piped into log files. I don't think there's a list of these, at least I don't know any.


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