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replace

Replace files. See also: robocopy, move, copy, and del. More information: https://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/replace.

  • Replace the destination file with the one from the source directory:

replace {{path/to/file_or_directory}} {{path/to/destination}}

  • Add files to the destination directory instead of replacing existing files:

replace {{path/to/file_or_directory}} {{path/to/destination}} /a

  • Interactively copy multiple files, with a prompt before replacing or adding a destination file:

replace {{path/to/file_or_directory}} {{path/to/destination}} /p

  • Replace even read only files:

replace {{path/to/file_or_directory}} {{path/to/destination}} /r

  • Wait for you to insert a disk before it replaces files (originally to allow inserting a floppy disk):

replace {{path/to/file_or_directory}} {{path/to/destination}} /w

  • Replace all files in subdirectories of the destination:

replace {{path/to/file_or_directory}} {{path/to/destination}} /s

  • Replace only files in the destination directory which are older than the files in the source directory:

replace {{path/to/file_or_directory}} {{path/to/destination}} /u

  • Display detailed usage information:

replace /?