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By Curt ·
A client using Netware 3.12 (3.2) and WIN95/98 workstations has a need to download several files from the server to their workstation. An example might be a revised internal email address file.

However I'm reluctant to simply download every fileat download unless it is a newer copy of a file already on the workstation. Is there some way to compare the two file creation dates and execute the file transfer only when it is justified by a later date?

I would like to do this in the login script.

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by Bowler66 In reply to New file download at logi ...

Check out http://www.michna.com/software.htm. This simple, little utility does a lot of things similar/same as you are describing. I use the original even in the 32 bit environment and I love it. Check it out and see what that does.

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by Curt In reply to New file download at logi ...

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by Bowler66 In reply to New file download at logi ...

Sorry I wasn't finished and clicked submit. I forgot to mention if RSU does not fit your need, plain old ZenWorks gives you that and much, much more.

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by Curt In reply to New file download at logi ...

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by stanps In reply to New file download at logi ...

You CAN do a IF EXIST on a file, in the login script! Plus it's free! Take a look at the following:

IF OS="WIN95" THEN
DISPLAY C:\WINDOWS\file.name
IF ERROR_LEVEL="3" THEN
map root z:=server/sys:public
#z:\{batch file thatcopies file.name}
map del z:=
END
END

Hope this helps.
Stan :)

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by Curt In reply to New file download at logi ...

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by kevin.maclean In reply to New file download at logi ...

Have you tried "XCOPY /D"? (And the same parameter probably exists
in NCOPY, but I don't have it here to check)

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by troy.drewry In reply to New file download at logi ...

The file(s) could be managed via ZENWorks by version and/or Date.

On data files, I would recommend version control since dates become a gray area with each access possibly causing a change.

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