newbie needs help with simple batch file

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bry25, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. bry25 macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2011
    I am new to macs, having pcs all my life just made the jump.
    i want a simple script file that will copy files from a certain directory on the mac(a dir on desktop called "working") and copy all the files in it, to a network drive on a vista laptop(c:\users\public\public music\mp3).
    i can access both directories from each other so the network side of it is ok.
    if this were pc i would be fine but am TOTALLY unaware of even where to begin. If it would only add files that didn't already exist it'd be perfect but a simple copy script would be great.

    ps i'm running os X lion on the mac and Vista on the l/top.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    You can do stuff like this with UNIX-style shell scripting, but that's hard to learn. AppleScript is much easier to get the hang of, and works well for tasks like this. Automator makes it even easier (just drag and drop actions into the appropriate places), but you lose flexibility as a sacrifice.
  4. orvn, Oct 28, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2011

    orvn macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2011
    Toronto, Canada

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