Robocopy built into Vista


OK, perhaps not news to everybody, but I was surprised to learn this yesterday.


Robocopy is a powerful file copying utility that’s much more robust than COPY or XCOPY. It’s especially useful for huge file copies, especially over flakey network connections. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robocopy for details.


 In fact, if you run XCOPY /? in Vista, the help text begins with this:


NOTE: Xcopy is now deprecated, please use Robocopy.


 


Comments (1)

  1. Peter Ritchie says:

    XCopy deprecated… On no, all the .NET docs referencing XCOPY deployment are going to have to change :-)