What is the difference between the xcopy and copy utilities built-in to Windows? xcopy.exe is an external command. Copy is a built-into the command interpreter and also TCC (Take Command Command line). Normally you use xcopy for copying entire directories or directory trees. copy is for copying some files in a single directory, though tcc copy can also copy trees.
Copy can be used to concatenate, xcopy cannot.
Put a trailing \ on directory names so the utility does not have to guess if it is directory or file.
In TCC, copy has almost 30 command line switches. The ones I find most useful are:
Microsoft copy does not support any of those switches.
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