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Quick xcopy question

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Im still very new to Autoit and Im having issues with a an xcopy command. Here is the error. Thanks

The error is on the xcopy line

==> Unterminated string.:

$file1 = @UserProfileDir & "\My Documents\"
$file2 = $drv & "/backup/" & $str & "\win7\Users\IBM_ADMIN\Documents"
Run('xcopy /e /h "' & $file1 & '" "' & $file2 & '" , "", @SW_HIDE )

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Indeed, your only excuse is to see in black and white.

SciTE has a syntax highlighting, so you can fix yourself this error.

Run('xcopy /e /h "' & $file1 & '" "' & $file2 & '"', "", @SW_HIDE)

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Thanks for the quick responce . The error is now gone but nothing ever copies. Currently I have this line

DirCopy( @UserProfileDir & "\Documents\", $drv & "/backup/" & $str & "\win7\Users\ADMIN\Documents")

and it works fine but I find Dircopy to be very in consistent. It doesnt always copy everything so I wanted to switch it to a xcopy  command but noting ever copies. I tried this

$file1 = @UserProfileDir & "\My Documents\"
$file2 = $drv & "/backup/" & $str & "\win7\Users\ADMIN\Documents"
Run('xcopy /e /h "' & $file1 & '" "' & $file2 & '"', "", @SW_HIDE)

and this

Run('xcopy /e /h "' & @UserProfileDir & "\Documents\ & '" $str & "\win7\Users\IBM_ADMIN\Documents"', "", @SW_HIDE )

Neither of the last two show errors but they never copy anything.  Thanks again for any help.

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The xcopy program itself might be returning some kind of error, so remove the @SW_HIDE flag and see what happens then.


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Would it be possible to post more of the script than you have here? Currently there's no way to test this without recreating your script from scratch and hoping it's the same as the way you did it.

BTW, have you tried not using forward slashes around the folder names and using backslashes instead?


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Ok I removed the @SW_HIDE and now the script crashes and quits with this error

==> Error parsing function call.:
Run('xcopy /e /h "' & $file1 & '" "' & $file2 & '"', "",)
Run('xcopy /e /h "' & $file1 & '" "' & $file2 & '"', ""^ ERROR

BrewManNH   I can upload the script somewhere for you to grab if that would help

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Try it this way

Run('xcopy /e /h "' & $file1 & '" "' & $file2 & '"')

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Ill give that a try . Thanks 

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No problem. Good luck with your issue.


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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

#include <Process.au3>

$file1 = "C:\Users\Loren\Desktop\New folder"
$file2 = "C:\Users\Loren\Desktop\New folder (2)"

_RunDos('xcopy ' & '"' & $file1 & '" "' & $file2 & '"' & " /e /h")

Source & dest BEFORE switches

Edit:

While I haven't seen any documentation on this, I have not been able to use macro refs for source or destination (with xcopy).

I've only gotten it to work with full path. Could be a problem on my end, but with the example above

$file1 = @DesktopDir & "New Folder" did not work. With full path it did.

Edited by lorenkinzel

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