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REPLACE messages As REPLACE adds or replaces files, MS-DOS displays their filenames on the screen. After the REPLACE command is finished, MS-DOS displays a summary line in one of the following formats: nnn files added nnn files replaced no file added no file replaced Replacing files on a floppy disk system If you have a floppy disk system and need to switch disks during the REPLACE operation, you can specify the /W switch so that REPLACE will wait for you to switch disks, as necessary. Limitations on REPLACE You cannot use the REPLACE command to update hidden files or system files such as IO.SYS and MSDOS.SYS. For information about changing hidden and system attributes, see the <ATTRIB> command. REPLACE exit codes The following list shows each exit code and a brief description of its meaning: 0 REPLACE successfully replaced or added the files. 1 The computer has a version of MS-DOS that is incompatible with REPLACE. 2 REPLACE could not find the source files. 3 REPLACE could not find the source or destination path. 5 The user does not have access to the files you want to replace. 8 There is insufficient system memory to carry out the command. 11 The user used the wrong syntax on the command line. You can use the ERRORLEVEL parameter on the IF command line in a batch program to process exit codes returned by REPLACE. For an example of a batch program that processes exit codes, see the <IF> command or the <CHOICE> command.
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