Can somebody please right down all the comands step by step to write a batch file that compares two files. Say I copy a cd, I want to run a batch file that compares the original cd to the copied cd to insure all the same files are on both cd.
I looked this up in a one of my dos books awhile back ( they used floppies) and it was a pretty simple deal, but I don't remember how to do it now. :O
I need all steps (I fogot how to tell the computer you were writing a batch file and when you were finished):O It's been awhile.
The command in question is fc (type fc /? at the dos prompt) but i cant remember how to recurse a directory tree in dos. Can't even remember if it was possible (maybe it was)
Seems to me tho that .bat is a rather primitive way to do this. If you're determined to do this yourself then a hybrid approach, using vb/a to recurse the tree & fc to compare, piped perhaps to a txt that vb/a then displays, could work.
otoh, there are plenty of tools out there that could do the job a lot easier. Plenty of them freeware as well, just search google shareware or cnet shareware: "file folder comparison tool"
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