Running Powershell v4 on Windows 7 pro.
I am a Powershell novice. I want to move files from directory A to directory B. If the file already exists in directory B then the file is not to be moved.
So the first thing I would do is to start Powershell and change to directory A
cd \”directory A”
Then execute :
Get-Childitem -Path “.” -Recurse | move-item -Destination “directory B”
The “.” represents directory A. Quotes surround “directory B” because the directory name may have a space in it.
1.) Before I execute this command and possibly corrupt or destroy data, does the command look correct ? What would you change?
2.) My understanding is parameters can be fed to a Powershell script. What commands in Powershell would you use to feed the source and destination directories to a move-item command?
3.) Once the move-item command is put into a .ps1 file, how do I schedule this Powershell file? May be you might have an example you could share?
4.) My understanding is before a Powershell ps1 file can be executed some sort of permissions must be changed? What must be done to set the permissions ?
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Look to https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc733145%28v=ws.11%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396 for the Robocopy switch options. PowerShell can do this, but I would say it is not the best tool for the job.