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I have a folder with a multitude of files, and I have a list (txt) of specific files which I want to copy from this folder.

It will go something like this: For each filename: cp (filename in folder) to (filename in new_folder)

How can I do the above using batch script?

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Does cd folder copy *.txt newfolder work? –  Hennes Nov 5 '12 at 14:08
    
No, I'm not trying to copy every *.txt file, but I have a txt file which contains a list of desired files I want to copy. –  drum Nov 5 '12 at 14:13
    
You have similar answer and question [here][1] [1]: stackoverflow.com/questions/1224880/… –  mno2014 Nov 5 '12 at 14:43

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Iterate over the text file:

for /f "delims=" %%L in (foo.txt) do

Copy the files:

copy "%%L" new_folder

Done:

for /f "delims=" %%L in (foo.txt) do copy "%%L" new_folder
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Which should be my current folder when running this? –  drum Nov 5 '12 at 14:11
    
So for your script I need to be in the folder with all of the files. I noticed that the batch doesn't work unless I have everything in one single line. –  drum Nov 5 '12 at 14:28

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