Compare date and size of 2 files (DOS)
Posted on 2010-09-10
I have s problem related to 2 physical sites (networked) where I work.
Files are replicated between the 2 sites. Sometimes, the replication fails, or is switched off.
The file (an excel file) is used and updated frequently between the 2 sites therefore making the replication very important in order not to miss updates performed at either end.
Short of redesigning the network I'm looking for a short term solution.
I thought maybe I would replace the file with a Batch file written in DOS which would compare the modified datetime, and the file sizes.
If the same then I would continue to open the excel file.
If different I would display a warning message containing the dates and the sizes depending on which was the newest etc, and then exit.
The DOS solution is quick and cheap solution to a real problem.
However, I'd be interested in any ideas.
Help would be appreciated