Message from discussion Save copy of file in another directory
From: "Richard" <n...@available.com>
Subject: Re: Save copy of file in another directory
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 11:46:43 -0500
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Well if you want to have your D: be a complete backup of your C: you'd be
best off to start from the command prompt, go to D:\backup\eric type
xcopy /s /e c:\eric\*.*
where /s says copy subdirectories, and /e says empty ones too
then you wouldn't have to worry about creating directories because the whole
structure would already be there. and could use the shadow package that was
"Eric Hobsbawm" <e_hobsb...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> Eli Zaretskii <e...@is.elta.co.il> wrote in message
> > Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> > >
> > > Er, if I understand Eric correctly, he wants something slightly
> > > different -- he wants a "mirror" of the current version.
> > Right, sorry. I guess I was confused by the "Backup" in D:\Backup\eric.
> > shadowfile.el seems to do what Eric wants.
> Yes, you're right. It's a "shadow" that I want to do and not a backup.
> shadow-file seems to almost do what I want, but there are two things
> that I need:
> 1. I want to specify a directory to shadow.
> 2. If the target directory doesn't exist I want to create it.
> It seems that shadow-file doesn't create directories and that's a big
> limitation for me.