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Walkerboh



Joined: 08 Jul 2010
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Walkerboh
Hey there! I need to write a program to copy all the files in a network shared folder to a local folder. The purpose is to have a backup of photos created from a webcam hooked to a laptop(in case its stolen or destroyed). Is this possible with DOS interrupts? Is there a copy procedure in winFasm?(I've been learning from 16 bit asm so far)

I'm considering using dos interrupts to:
copyFile:
open file(in network shared folder)
loop until eof
write word to buffer
;
create new file(in local folder)
write buffer to file

Is there a better way to go about this or am I on the right track? thx much
Post 25 Dec 2010, 02:15
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DOS386



Joined: 08 Dec 2006
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DOS386
> copy all the files in a network shared folder

Your OS and network program ?

> possible with DOS interrupts? Is there a copy procedure in winFasm?

Are you in the right subforum ?

> Is there a better way to go about this or am I on the right track?

If you are using Windows, use WinAPI
(other subforum).

If in DOS, open both files, and loop with copying
(max $FFFF, better $F000 Byte's per pass).

If copying to same physical disk, you might
want to prefer a bigger buffer (maybe 360 KiB
of low memory or some XMS), still, you will
need multiple reads and writes to fill it.
Post 25 Dec 2010, 05:47
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sinsi



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sinsi
Use a batch file.
Post 25 Dec 2010, 06:50
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Walkerboh



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Walkerboh
Thx, I'm gonna take a look at the WinAPI. Short term XCOPY in a .bat is working for me.
Post 27 Dec 2010, 03:31
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