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From Greg Marr <>
Subject Re: FW: Apache 2.0.36 and xcopy on WinNT
Date Fri, 10 May 2002 19:19:27 GMT
At 03:00 PM 05/10/2002, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>At 01:18 PM 5/10/2002, you wrote:
>>At 01:55 PM 05/10/2002, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>>>Ahhh.  Win95 and forward do support the /y flag.  Since WinNT does 
>>>not, I'll revert the change that presumed our modern 
>>> based xcopy'ies all work.
>>>Expect a fix in .37 - thanks for the report!
>>You can put the /y switch in the COPYCMD environment 
>>variable.  WinNT's xcopy ignores this, but Win2K's will pick it up.
>Won't solve the problem.  You have no idea how many 'Y's they must 
>push, nor how that will break in-IDE builds :-)  Will revert to the 
>old <.y.

What do you mean by "how many 'Y's they must push"?  I also don't see 
how it can break in-IDE builds.  We use it with in-IDE builds all the 
time.  If you're worried about it affecting other xcopy commands, set 
the COPYCMD variable to /y, call xcopy, and then clear it again.

Greg Marr
"We thought you were dead."
"I was, but I'm better now." - Sheridan, "The Summoning"

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