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Posted on 2014-12-08
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Here is the script I've got that checks for files in a particular directory.  It's great but it runs the first check and then stops.  It doesn't keep checking for files.  How do I modify this?

@echo off
setlocal

set /p "Computer=Please enter computer name: "
if "%Computer%" EQU "" (
  echo No computer name entered, ending.
  exit /b
)

set logfile= \\__\public\FG_Diagnostic\%computer%.log


if exist "\\%computer%\c$\program files\formsgen\isep.bbs" (
    echo file [isep.bbs] exists> %logfile%
) else (
    echo file [isep.bbs] doesn't exist> %logfile%
)

if exist "\\%computer%\c$\program files\formsgen\3270.pad" (
    echo file [3270.pad] exists> %logfile%
) else (
    echo file [3270.pad] doesn't exist> %logfile%
)

if exist "\\%computer%\c$\program files\formsgen\3270_18.bmp" (
    echo file [3270_18.bmp] exists> %logfile%
) else (
    echo file [3270_18.bmp] doesn't exist> %logfile%
)

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Thanks for your help!
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Question by:samiam41
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by:oBdA
ID: 40487230
You didn't say what exactly it is that you want to do; continue looking for files until one is missing, or until all are there.
You didn't say either what to do when whatever the script is waiting for is happening.
So for starters, here's a script that waits until all three files are found:
@echo off
setlocal
set FileList="isep.bbs", "3270.pad", "3270_18.bmp"

set /p "Computer=Please enter computer name: "
if "%Computer%" EQU "" (
  echo No computer name entered, ending.
  exit /b
)

set logfile= \\__\public\FG_Diagnostic\%computer%.log

if exist "%LogFile%" del "%LogFile%"
:Loop
set AllFilesFound=True
for %%a in (%FileList%) do (
	if exist "\\%computer%\c$\program files\formsgen\%%~a" (
		>>"%logfile%" echo [%Date%][%Time%] file [%%~a] exists.
	) else (
		>>"%logfile%" echo [%Date%][%Time%] file [%%~a] doesn't exist.
		set AllFilesFound=False
	)
)
if /i "%AllFilesFound%"=="False" (
	>>"%logfile%" echo At least one file is missing, waiting 5 seconds before the next check.
	ping.exe -n 6 localhost >NUL
	goto Loop
)
>>"%logfile%" echo All files accounted for.

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by:samiam41
ID: 40487233
Hi oBdA!  Good to work with you again.

I actually want to check the directory for several files and report back if they are there or not.
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by:samiam41
ID: 40487263
ok.  Throwing this out there and you tell me if this is an easier option.  

Keep the option for entering in the computer name but change the script so that all of the files in a particular directory are output to a log file?  I will just check the log file and see what isn't listed.
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ID: 40487354
@echo off
setlocal
set Folder=c$\program files\formsgen

set /p "Computer=Please enter computer name: "
if "%Computer%" EQU "" (
  echo No computer name entered, ending.
  exit /b
)
set logfile= \\__\public\FG_Diagnostic\%computer%.log

>"%logfile%" echo Files in '%Folder%' as of %Date% %Time%:
dir /b /o:n /a:-d "\\%computer%\%Folder%\*.*" >>"%logfile%"

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by:samiam41
ID: 40487382
Great work as always!
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by:samiam41
ID: 40487402
oBdA, if you have a chance, could you please check into this?

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/MS_DOS/Q_28576542.html

I would appreciate it.
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