RevCopyFolder XP problem

Horst baleareninsel at
Thu Jan 1 05:22:55 EST 2009

Holá David,

Why don't you use XCOPY?
f.e. get shell("start xCopy /e /c /d /y /h /k /v D:\*.* H:\test\*.*")
that works fine

David Glasgow wrote:
> Way back in October, Eric, Ken and others helped out with identifying  
> special folders in XP and Vista, in which I could save shared and non  
> shared data.  (Because the system I used in my app previously breaks  
> under Vista).
> Having finally decided on appropriate locations and file structures,  
> I have started to script a routine which checks on the platform, then  
> checks in each location for the expected folders, and copies them  
> there if they are not present.
> Debugging is a bit of a painful process on Windows, because I am  
> using Studio on Mac and testing under Parallels (XP).  However, as  
> far as I can tell, RevCopyFolder doesn't work as advertised on XP.   
> In the Rev 2.0 language reference it states:
> "The revCopyFolder command makes a copy of the entire folder,  
> including all files, subfolders, and their contents. The folder  
> remains in its original location and the copy is placed in the new  
> location."
> I only get the top level (i.e  foldertocopy) folder created in the  
> new location, with none of its contents, be they files or folders.  I  
> look at the result for each instance of RevCopyFolder after each  
> partial successful copy, which gives me the numerical value '4'.
> I know that RevCopyFolder seems to be very erratic on the Mac, but is  
> my problem on Win recognised by others?  Is there an easy workaround?
> Thanks
> David Glasgow
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