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2004-05-24, 11:52
Robocopy works great, thanks!

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Steve Baumgarten
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 7:36 AM
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Subject: [slim] Music Library Archiving Solution

> Does robocopy have a way of deleting orphans from the source directory?

Yes, in fact that's what the "/mir" option does. When the command completes
the destination directory will be an exact copy of the source directory.

Of course you can also tell it to simply copy new/changed files and leave
deleted files in the destination directory -- there are lots of options,
it's very much like rsync, though of course Microsoft had to roll their own
solution, as always. (Though to be fair it also handles Windows-specific
security/permissioning, not an issue with XP Home but certainly one with W2K
and XP Pro.)