Robocopy Command Line Tutorial
In an earlier blog entry, I showed you how to use Xcopy. This time I will show you an even more powerful Command(CMD) line utility called Robocopy, which is short for “Robust File Copy”. The Robocopy command line utility has even more advanced options (or switches), and was apparently released to replace Xcopy in newer Windows versions. I’m running Windows 10 and I have Xcopy commmand line and Robocopy commmand line, pre-installed on both of my Windows machines.
…[Robocopy Command Line] strengths include the ability to copy all NTFS file attributes and to mirror the contents of an entire folder hierarchy across local volumes or over a network.
Robocopy Command Line Syntax
robocopy Source Destination [File[ ...]] [Options]
To see the full list of options, type
robocopy /? in the command prompt. The syntax of robocopy command line is different from other copy commands in that it accepts folder names as its source and destination — meaning you cannot use
?. However, certain files can be selected. If we want to copy a file named
C:\draft” to “
C:\published” then we can run the following command:
robocopy c:\draft c:\published myinfo.txt