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REPLACE

Replaces/updates file(s) with other file(s).

Syntax:

REPLACE [Drive1:][Path1]FileName [Drive2:][Path2] [/a] [/p] [/r] [/w] [/s] [/u]

[Drive1:][Path1]FileName – source file(s). Wildcards (?, *) are allowed.

[Drive2:][Path2] – destination folder for replacement(s).

/a – adds new files instead of replacing the existing ones. Not for use with /s and /u switches.

/p – prompts for confirmation before replacing each file.

/r – replaces read-only and not protected files.

/w – waits for disk to be inserted before replacing files.

/s – includes all subfolders to the destination.

/u – update mode: replaces only files that are older than the source.

Usage:

Options /a and /s, /u cannot be used together: you can use /a or /s and /u, but not all three of them at the same time.

If you try to replace read-only files without specifying /r option, you’ll see the error message.

If you don’t specify /w option, the replacing starts immediately after you press ENTER. Use /w option for floppy disks.

You can check the result of REPLACE command execution by checking ERRORLEVEL:

Examples:

Update some data files with asking permissions:

REPLACE a:\*.dat c:\Work /p

 

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