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copy files from folder to where the batch file is located

#1 Post by rasil » 02 Dec 2020 13:03

hi,
I want to move files from a folder to where the batch file is located. I cannot simply just do

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move c:\WINSCP\*.* c:\?????
because the destination folder could be named anything or be anywhere when its in a different machine. e.g. desktop

rasil
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Re: copy files from folder to where the batch file is located

#2 Post by rasil » 02 Dec 2020 13:27

just a follow up I was able to do this with this script

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SET src_folder=WINSCP
SET tar_folder=%cd%
for /f %%a IN ('dir "%src_folder%" /b') do move "%src_folder%\%%a" "%tar_folder%\"

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Re: copy files from folder to where the batch file is located

#3 Post by aGerman » 02 Dec 2020 14:21

%cd% expands to the current working directory (without trailing backslash).
%~dp0 expands to the path of the script file (with trailing backslash).

Steffen

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