Contents of the SCOPY.DOC file
Version 15 July 1986
Robert L. Peterson (76176,261)
4284 La Adelita
El Paso, TX. 79922
(C) 1986 Robert L. Peterson
This program is released to the public domain and may be
copied freely. It may not be used, however, for private or public
SCOPY is a selective multiple-file copy utility. Unlike the
DOS COPY command, it allows the user to select those files that are
to be copied from one disk to another, or from one directory to
another. While SCOPY will not combine files, it does allow the
user to decide what files to copy and what files not to copy.
SCOPY will work with any MS-DOS or PC-DOS machine that uses
DOS Version 2.x or above.
SCOPY [D:][PATH]FILENAME [D:][PATH]FILENAME
D: = an optional drive specification.
PATH = an optional directory path.
FILENAME = a DOS file name and extension.
DOS wildcards may be used, just as in the COPY command.
1. To copy selectively all the files with an extension of
.TXT on drive A: to the current directory on drive B:.
SCOPY A:*.TXT B:
SCOPY would prompt you as to whether or not to copy each
Press Y to Copy, N to Skip, ESC to stop
Copy FILE1.TXT B: ?
If you enter 'Y' (or 'y') FILE.ASM is copied to drive b:
If you enter 'N' (or 'n') FILE.ASM is not copied.
If you press the escape key, the program ends.
Assuming your choice was either 'Y' or 'N', the program
program would continue.
COPY FILE2.TXT B: ?
COPY FILE3.TXT B: ?
COPY FILE4.TXT B: ?
2. SCOPY FILE?.*C:\DATA\DOCUMENT
Would prompt for each file that matches FILE?.* wildcards
on the current dirve. Only those files for which you respond
'y' would be copied to the subdirector C:\DATA\DOCUMENT
3. SCOPY C:\BIN\*.COM C:\
Would prompt for each .COM file in the subdirectory
C:\BIN. Only those files you selected to copy would be
copied to the root directory of drive C:.
4. SCOPY C:\DOS\*.EXE A:\HOLD\*.BIN
Would prompt for each file with an extension of .EXE in
the subdirectory C:\DOS. Each file you selected would be
copied to the subdirectory A:\HOLD and be given the extension
5. SCOPY *.* A:
Would prompt for all files on the current drive and copy
the ones selected to drive A:.
As in the case of the DOS COPY command, SCOPY will not allow
a file to be copied to itself and will print an error message.