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Copying Files Using NETBASIC

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Everett Young
System Test Engineer
Novell, Inc.

01 Nov 2001

A limitation of NETBASIC is that it has difficulties copying files when using the command line, such as:

COPY Filename.Ext

Sometimes performing a file COPY in NETBASIC will fail if you use the "dot extension" of the file name. However, if you use a "dot asterisk," (.*), it will usually work.

Saying this another way, sometimes...

COPY Filename.Ext

will fail to copy, but

COPY Filename.*

will copy just fine. Be aware that the original date and time stamp of the file will be changed to the present date and time of the copied file.

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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