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comment Bulk copy files from CD, and rename disallowed filenames along the way
Yes, do one file but be sure to specify a Windows-legal name as the destination filename.
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comment Is there a command to change path from current location to default directory, in Windows command prompt?
There's nothing special about scripts. You could have the same problem with malicious code in an .exe earlier in your PATH and you also wouldn't have an idea.
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comment Bulk copy files from CD, and rename disallowed filenames along the way
Just saw above that you solved your problem. Good for you.
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comment Bulk copy files from CD, and rename disallowed filenames along the way
No, the second one should work. What it's telling you is that it can read the file on the CD but that Windows will not let it create a file with that name on your hard drive. You can still, one-by-one, specify how you'd like each of those other files renamed as you copy them into Windows-compliant names. Try copying just one. If that works, the next step is a big (but very simple) script that does that same one-by-one copy for each odd-named file.
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revised Bulk copy files from CD, and rename disallowed filenames along the way
rm redundant words
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revised Bulk copy files from CD, and rename disallowed filenames along the way
a little more
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revised Bulk copy files from CD, and rename disallowed filenames along the way
missing word
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answered Bulk copy files from CD, and rename disallowed filenames along the way
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answered Is there a better, more UNIX-like command line shell for Windows?
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comment Filename too long - IMPOSSIBLE to delete/move/rename
Hi, Adam. The -f options tells rm it can remove read-only files and directories, just like on Unix or Linux. But Windows files and directories can also be marked as Hidden and System. You can see these attributes with ls -l or just ll. Hidden files can be removed with -H. System files can be removed with -S. If you don't care what it is, just remove it, use -x. If this doesn't solve your problem, please ping me again. (I check email constantly, here, not so regularly.)
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revised Using runas to run netsh as administrator
Clarify that the su utility is part of a package.
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revised Untar multiple files at once?
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answered What are the advantages, if any of grep over egrep
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