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.
REPLACE [drive1:][path1]filename [drive2:][path2] [/A] [/P] [/R] [/W]
REPLACE [drive1:][path1]filename [drive2:][path2] [/P] [/R] [/S] [/W]
Specifies the location and name of the source file or set of files.
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
/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.
For information about changing file attributes, see the <ATTRIB> command.