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Robocopy Loop Script

Hello I need to schedule a file move operation that will take PROJECTNAME input variable from a list in a text file and loop through each project name in that list.  Depending on the project nam. it will move the files to the destination with an appropriate subfolder.  
The list of projects would look similar to this not exceeding 4 characters

PRJ1
PRJ2
PRJ3

etc..

A Manual command would look like this

robocopy \\source\share \\destination\share\PRJ1 *PRJ1* /MOVE /Z

P.S. The * is a wild card since these files are timestamped according to project and I would like to substitute PRJ1 with the variable determined by the project name provided in the list
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sirbountyCommented:
for /f %%a in (C:\Projects.txt) do start "%%" robocopy \\source\share \\destination\share\%%a %%a /move /z
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gtatechincAuthor Commented:
Hi Sir Bounty,

I created a batch file with your script above and populated projects.txt with 2 projects and modified your solution as follows:

for /f %%a in (C:\Projects.txt) do start "%%" robocopy \\source\share \\destination\share\%%a *%%a* /move /z

I popped up two shell windows simultaneously, and copied the files for the two projects simultaneoulsy.  I have thousands of files so it would be ideal if it only did one project at a time because the project list will grow to hundreds of projects and be scheduled nightly as a task.
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sirbountyCommented:
then just remove start and the "%%a"

for /f %%a in (C:\Projects.txt) do robocopy \\source\share \\destination\share\%%a *%%a* /move /z
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gtatechincAuthor Commented:
Hi again,
I have done some modifications and it is working great now Start /Wait did the trick,  I will award you the points.  Thanks alot.  IF only I can get the logging to work properly, its seems /LOG+: only creates a log file and doesn't copy anything.  Same with >> piping it to a text file.
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gtatechincAuthor Commented:
Thanks.
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sirbountyCommented:
/Log+ will create and append to the log file.
If you want to see logging on screen as well, add /tee

Thanx for the accept - not sure why it was scored a "B" though... : \
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