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Way to make multiple copies of same file like this?

 10:02 pm on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hello, I have 1 file that I need to make 1000 copies of.

But I wanted it copied and renamed like this:


Etc. up to 1000.

It's pretty easy to make 1000 copies of the same file, but it messes up how it is named.

They end up looking like this: Copy 1 of Filename.txt, Copy 2 of Filename.txt, etc.

Does anyone know a way to do this?

I've downloaded a file re-namer utitlity, but it doesn't make copies of the file, just re-names files you already have.



 10:30 pm on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

Is that Windows you are using? If so, you can either change to the working directory or use the full directory in the command as follows ...
C:\>for /L %f in (1,1,1000) do copy C:\Temp\1Filename.txt C:\Temp\%fFilename.txt


 10:58 pm on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi coopster, thanks for the reply.

I am using windows, yes.

I actually just used what I said above as an example, but am wishing I said exactly what I need now, lol.

I'm actually only making 59 copies of 1 file.

It starts at 18502Filename.txt

And I need that same file copied and to go up to 18560Filename.txt.

I know it probably would only probably take me about 10 minutes to just make 59 copies of the file and manually re-name them, but we have to do this on a pretty regular basis and I'm just looking for an easier way.

With that said, could I still use a similar code to what you have there? Couldn't quite figure it out.


 11:56 pm on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

I tinkered with the command, and it works.

But I can't quite figure out how to make it start at 18502 and go up from there.

Just had to change the "1000" part to 59 and it made 59 copies.

But I want the copy numbers to go:



Rather than:




 5:16 am on Jan 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

For reference, I cut/paste this right out of the MS help:

Use an iterative variable to set the starting value (start#) and then step through a set range of values until the value exceeds the set ending value (end#). /L will execute the iterative by comparing start# with end#. If start# is less than end# the command will execute. When the iterative variable exceeds end# the command shell exists the loop. You can also use a negative step# to step through a range in decreasing values. For example, (1,1,5) generates the sequence 1 2 3 4 5 and (5,-1,1) generates the sequence (5 4 3 2 1)). The syntax is:

for /L {%% ¦ %} variable in (start#,step#,end#) do command[CommandLineOptions]

Therefore ...

C:\>for /L %f in (18502,1,18560) do copy C:\Temp\18502Filename.txt C:\Temp\%fFilename.txt


 5:13 pm on Jan 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

Works beautifully, thanks so much coop!

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