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Replaces files in a destination directory with files in a source directory that have the same name. You can also use REPLACE to add unique filenames to the destination directory. Syntax REPLACE [drive1:][path1]filename [drive2:][path2] [/A] [/P] [/R] [/W] REPLACE [drive1:][path1]filename [drive2:][path2] [/P] [/R] [/S] [/W] [/U] Parameters [drive1:][path1]filename Specifies the location and name of the source file or set of files. [drive2:][path2] Specifies the location of the destination file. You cannot specify a filename for files you replace. If you specify neither a drive nor a directory, REPLACE uses the current drive and directory as the destination. Switches /A Adds new files to the destination directory instead of replacing existing files. You cannot use this switch with the /S or /U switch. /P Prompts you for confirmation before replacing a destination file or adding a source file. /R Replaces read-only files as well as unprotected files. If you do not specify this switch but attempt to replace a read-only file, an error results and stops the replacement operation. /S Searches all subdirectories of the destination directory and replaces matching files. You cannot use the /S switch with the /A switch. The REPLACE command does not search subdirectories specified in path1. /W Waits for you to insert a disk before REPLACE begins to search for source files. If you do not specify /W, REPLACE begins replacing or adding files immediately after you press ENTER. /U Replaces (updates) only those files on the destination directory that are older than those in the source directory. You cannot use the /U switch with the /A switch. Related Command For information about changing file attributes, see the <ATTRIB> command.
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