Files transfers: Send/Receive using command line parameters (pure DOS or DOS-box):

Enter the Dos Shell from Windows or Pure Dos Mode (Press the F8 key when the system starts or reboots and displays "Starting Windows").

Caution: Be certain the DOS file "pc(32).exe" (located in the Powercopy folder) has either been copied to the "Windows\Command" subdirectory, or the PATH environment var is append by the powercopy installation folder, prior to executing Powercopy in DOS mode! Otherwise Powercopy will not function in any DOS-modes.

Powercopy commands may now be entered following the DOS prompt, i.e., c:\>:

The most commonly used commands are:
- pc(32).exe /t         - transfer (Sender PC)
- pc(32).exe /r         - receive (Receiver PC)
- pc(32).exe /r /d     - receive destination (Receiver PC folder)
On both the sender and receiver PCs the path names must be set without spaces. If you need spaces you must type them within double quotes: " ".
*Time saving tip*: Send or Receive path names may be 'dropped' into the DOS Shell command line by doing the following:
1. Open Windows Explorer .
2. Enter the DOS Shell in the windows mode( not fullscreen). (see Step 1. here).
3. Type in all Powercopy parameters up to the point where the path name is to be placed.
4. Minimize the DOS Shell window (press 'Alt' then 'Enter').
5. In the Windows Explorer window place the cursor on the folder you wish to transfer.
6. Press and hold the right mouse button on the selected folder.
7. Drag and drop*) the folder into the DOS Shell command line where the path name is to be entered. *)If the destination command window is not visible, move the cursor over the start menu bar button"MS-DOS prompt" for about one second. The not visible window will become the foreground application
Some examples of file transfers and file list creation under Pure DOS or the DOS Shell:
 
Sender Receiver Result
pc(32).exe/t  c:\MyFiles\* /d e:\AnyDirectory\IWantToHaveThemThere
Explanation: Transfer (/t) all files and folders (*) located in Sender c:\MyFiles\ to (/d) Receiver: e:\AnyDirectory\IWantToHaveThemThere
(see Note 1 below)
pc(32).exe/r At the receiver side, the folder "e:\AnyDirectory\IWantToHaveThemThere" is created if it does not already exist. After the transfer, all transfered files and folders will be located there.
pc(32).exe/t  c:\MyFiles\* /nosub pc(32).exe /r  /d e:\AnyDirectory\IWantToHaveThemThere same as above. The only difference is  that no subdirs and the files inside them are transferred from this folder c:\MyFiles\ (/nosub).
pc(32).exe /t *.txt /f+ *.doc *.pdf
(see Note 2 below)
pc(32).exe /r All files of  type *.txt, *.doc, and *.pdf  (/f+) are transferred to the currently selected folder on the receiver side. (because /d was not included)
(Professional Version only)

pc(32).exe /mlb  c:\MyFiles\*  /nocrc  /delete
Generate a file list (/ml) with screen display (/mlb). Don't calculate the checksum (/nocrc) and delete all files in the list (/delete).  /nocrc is required when /ml and /delete are used together .
 

no transfer happens. 
(Professional Version only)

pc(32).exe /mlb  c:\Windows\*.sys  /f+ *.exe *.com *.dll *.vxd
Generate a crc32 check list (/ml) with screen display (/mlb) in the folder c:\windows where all executables of type (*.sys *.exe *.dll *.com *.vxd) are listed. The file name for the created list is always @filelst.pc@.

pc(32).exe  /check  @filelst.pc@
Checks all files from the file list @filelst.pc@ (/check). Here you can see all matching, skipped and changed files.
 

no transfer happens. 

Note 1: The use of the Receiver drive letter (e) is only to differentiate the Receiver info from the Sender.  Use whatever drive letter is applicable on the Receiver side (usually also drive c).
Note 2: When transferring more than one file type the '/f+' command line parameter is required after the first entry.

File names: Under DOS 6.2 (Pure DOS) and WIN 3.11 filesare transferred using the 8.3 format. This means 8 characters to the left of the dot (period) and 3 to the right: e.g., "12345678.abc".