MS-DOS - The COPY command

October 2016

  • COPY /Y /A/B [d:][path]filename /A/B [d:][path][filename] /V

  • /Y - Replace existing files without any confirmation prompt.
  • /-Y - Displays a confirmation prompt before overwriting the existing files.
  • /A - Copy ASCII files
  • /B - Copy Binary files
  • /V - Check if file was properly copied

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