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DESCRIBE /U

Discussion in 'Support' started by pizzaman, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. pizzaman

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    I've never used DESCRIBE with the /U option, but I decided to try it on some directories that have undergone numerous changes. I can't get it to work.
    I tried the following:
    describe /u​
    describe /u"descript.ion"​
    describe /u"d:\work\descript.ion"​

    In return I get a usage message.

    I've read and re-read the three-lines of explanation in the help file, but I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. This is not a critical issue, but I'd like to know how to make it work.
     
  2. rconn

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    You're supposed to pass it the directory (not filename) you want to update:

    describe /u d:\work
     
  3. pizzaman

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    Thanks. That works, but the documentation in the help file is confusing and apparently incorrect. The example syntax shows the name of the description file, but that causes an error.

    DESCRIBE /U [[d:\path\descript.ion ...]]​

    It also states that "If no filename is supplied, DESCRIBE will process DESCRIPT.ION in the current directory." To me that implies that /U can be used without a path or filename:

    DESCRIBE /U​

    But that also causes an error. I'm easily confused. :)
     

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