XCOPY support

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Mon Feb 19 21:00:31 CST 2007

>Hi, Looking at the cmd.exe bugs in the database, one is caused by a lack of
>XCOPY support.

I've been  wishing for this for other reasons lately.  Glad you're
looking at it!

>Does anyone have anything like this in their tree, or should
>I try to knock something up?

I'm not aware of anything like it in the wine tree.  (It's tempting
to borrow code from freedos, but they're GPL... still, you could
peek at e.g. http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/dos/xcopy/rxcopy/
and maybe ask the author to relicense if you like it.)

>I also assume it needs to be a separate program, not part of cmd.exe, to
>mimic how windows does it?

Yes.  BTW, it would be nice if you could include a conformace test
of some sort.  Maybe a batch file that reports problems by using
 echo FAIL ...reason...
- Dan

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