Useful batch commands in pre-build and post-build steps of Visual Studio projects

I found that these two small commands are often very helpful when you write pre-build or post-build steps for your Visual Studio projects:

for /d %%f in ("path\*") do ...
xcopy /y "path\*.*" "anotherpath\"

And of course, their power comes when you combine them, why not, even with multiple for levels and using & operator to run multiple commands in a single line:

for /d %%p in ("path\*") do for /d %%s in ("%%p\*") do cd "%%s" & for /d %%f in (*) do xcopy /y "$(ProjectDir)\common\*.*" "%%f\"

About Sorin Dolha

My passion is software development, but I also like physics.
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