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Re: Moving files and directories

by Marshall (Canon)
on May 09, 2009 at 01:52 UTC ( #762983=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Moving files and directories

You have some problems here.
There are more efficient ways to do this with Perl, but you could just use the Windows Xcopy command.

Here is just an example...

C:\Projects>help xcopy Copies files and directory trees. XCOPY source [destination] [/A | /M] [/D[:date]] [/P] [/S [/E]] [/V] [ +/W] [/C] [/I] [/Q] [/F] [/L] [/G] [/H] [/R] [/T +] [/U] [/K] [/N] [/O] [/X] [/Y] [/-Y] [/Z] [/EXCLUDE:file1[+file2][+file3]...] source Specifies the file(s) to copy. destination Specifies the location and/or name of new files. /A Copies only files with the archive attribute set, doesn't change the attribute. /M Copies only files with the archive attribute set, turns off the archive attribute. /D:m-d-y Copies files changed on or after the specified date. If no date is given, copies only those files whose source time is newer than the destination time. /EXCLUDE:file1[+file2][+file3]... Specifies a list of files containing strings. Each str +ing should be in a separate line in the files. When any of + the strings match any part of the absolute path of the file + to be copied, that file will be excluded from being copied. +For example, specifying a string like \obj\ or .obj will ex +clude all files underneath the directory obj or all files wit +h the .obj extension respectively. /P Prompts you before creating each destination file. /S Copies directories and subdirectories except empty ones +. /E Copies directories and subdirectories, including empty +ones. Same as /S /E. May be used to modify /T. /V Verifies each new file. /W Prompts you to press a key before copying. /C Continues copying even if errors occur. /I If destination does not exist and copying more than one + file, assumes that destination must be a directory. /Q Does not display file names while copying. /F Displays full source and destination file names while c +opying. /L Displays files that would be copied. /G Allows the copying of encrypted files to destination th +at does not support encryption. /H Copies hidden and system files also. /R Overwrites read-only files. /T Creates directory structure, but does not copy files. D +oes not include empty directories or subdirectories. /T /E incl +udes empty directories and subdirectories. /U Copies only files that already exist in destination. /K Copies attributes. Normal Xcopy will reset read-only at +tributes. /N Copies using the generated short names. /O Copies file ownership and ACL information. /X Copies file audit settings (implies /O). /Y Suppresses prompting to confirm you want to overwrite a +n existing destination file. /-Y Causes prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an existing destination file. /Z Copies networked files in restartable mode. The switch /Y may be preset in the COPYCMD environment variable. This may be overridden with /-Y on the command line.

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Re^2: Moving files and directories
by perlNinny (Beadle) on May 09, 2009 at 20:30 UTC
    So I guess the answer is that there is no perl way to do this...use the syetem.
    Thanks for your help.
      I am saying that the the Windows XCOPY command is simple. It XCOPY is stupid and doesn't do all that would be desired. Send me a msg if you want to hear more...

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