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Re^3: compare two folders and copy folder/file if not found on target else log that file or folder

by ww (Bishop)
on Feb 20, 2014 at 22:13 UTC ( #1075660=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: compare two folders and copy folder/file if not found on target else log that file or folder
in thread compare two folders and copy folder/file if not found on target else log that file or folder

OK, that's what I suspected and others discerned to be your meaning. Now let me give you a 'simple english' version that's wordy but utterly unambiguous:

"I'm comparing two folders. If a file or subfolder is NOT found in the second but is present in the first, copy the missing item from the first to the second; otherwise... simply log that a file or dir was found in BOTH folders."

Note that this expression does NOT concern itself with items found in the second folder, but not the first. That's a different requirement and requires a different problem statement.

As with programming, communicating anything even mildly complex depends heavily on clarity and precision.

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