Copy Command in Windows.
Copy command in details to know how to copy one or more files from one location to another and merging two or more files into a single file.
Copy Source_File Destination_File
|Allows encrypted files to be saved as decrypted files at the destination.
|Verifies destination files are written correctly.
|Uses a short file name, if available, when copying a file with a name longer than eight characters, or with a file extension longer than three characters.
|Will not prompt you weather to overwrite an existing destination file.
|Prompts you to confirm to overwrite an existing destination file.
|Indicates an ASCII text file.
|Indicates a binary file.
Source_File: Specifies the location from where you want to copy a file or set of files.
Destination_File: Specifies the location where you want to copy a file or set of files.
If you specify more than one Source, with a plus sign (+), copy command combines the files into a single file. If you use wildcard characters (that is, * or ?) in Source and specify a single file name in Destination, copy command combines all files matching the file name in Source and creates a single file with the file name specified in Destination
In the current folder
COPY source_file.doc destination_file.doc
Copy from a different folder/directory:
COPY “C:\home\file1.doc” “D:\work\file2.doc”
Specify the source only, with a wildcard will copy all the files into the current directory:
Specify the source with a wildcard and the destination as a single file, generally used with plain text files.
COPY “C:\my work\*.txt” “D:\New docs\combined.txt”
Copy c:\file1.txt + c:\file2.txt File3.txt
Copy silently (no feedback on screen)
COPY source_file.doc destination_file.doc >nul