Monday, March 31, 2014

RoboCopy RoboCopy Where For Art Thou RoboCopy

Comparing exit codes with exit codes...

[vbscript: windows 8.1 64-bit]

Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")

cmdstr = "robocopy \\server1\d$\path1 /xo /s \\server2\f$\path1 /xf *.db *.bak"

result = objShell.Run(cmdstr, 1, True)
exitcode = err.Number

wscript.echo "result is " & result
wscript.echo "exit code is " & exitcode 

[/vbscript]

If the [source] or [target] path are bogus (e.g. do not exist), it makes result = 16, but if both are valid, result = 2.  In every case, exitcode = 0.

Why fix something when you can easily order a battalion of coders to just move on to build a new fort?

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