how to copy descript.ion to *-backup.* ?

May 20, 2008
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Elkridge, MD, USA
When you use TCC's COPY to back up any file which has a description to another directory, it will duplicate the description in the target directory, so normally there is no need to explicitly back up DESCRIPT.ION.

Since descript.ion is normally a hidden file, to copy it you need to use the /H option (or the /a:+h option) else COPY will ignore it.
The command below ought to do what you are asking:

copy /h descript.ion description-backup.ion
 
May 31, 2008
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Since descript.ion is normally a hidden file, to copy it you need to use the /H option (or the /a:+h option) else COPY will ignore it.
The command below ought to do what you are asking:

copy /h descript.ion description-backup.ion
Thank you, but unfortunately /h doesn't seem to help.
Code:
V:\>attrib /a: desc*
_H_A___________ V:\descript.ion

V:\>copy /h descript.ion description-backup.ion
0 files copied

V:\>copy /a+h descript.ion description-backup.ion
TCC: (Sys) The system cannot find the file specified.
 "V:\descript.ion"
0 files copied

V:\>copy /h /a+h descript.ion description-backup.ion
0 files copied
 

Charles Dye

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Staff member
May 20, 2008
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Albuquerque, NM
prospero.unm.edu
It looks like TCC is going two miles out of its way to prevent you from shooting yourself in the foot. You could probably work around it with something like this:

Code:
setdos /d0
setdos /d"nul.ion"
copy /h descript.ion description-backup.ion
setdos /d"descript.ion"
setdos /d1