DOS Script - Check if a folder is empty
Posted on 2009-02-09
During my daily processing, I need to move files from a source(incoming) folder to a target(processing) folder. Once the file is in my target folder, I kick off my application which processes this file. After my application completes processing, another script moves the file out of the processing folder.
Before I move my files from the incoming to the processing folder, I want to ensure that my processing folder is empty. I saw some solutions to the problem using the FOR command, but that command doesn't work at this client. How do I ensure that my target foler is empty before moving any new files into it?