JSI Tip 4845. XXCOPY personal use freeware is a logical extension of XCOPY.


XXCOPY is a logical extension of XCOPY. I quote the readme:

XXCOPY 

Freeware

Release Version 2.80.2 (2002-01-06) Thank you for your interest in the XXCOPY freeware package. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * X X C O P Y X C O P Y C O P Y O P Y P Y Y Simply, a Logical Extension to XCOPY. XXCOPY is simply a logical extension to XCOPY. It remains faithfully compatible with XCOPY in the invocation syntax, yet, adds many innovative features to be a very serious utility for anyone who feels comfortable in managing files in command line mode (DOS Box). XXCOPY has grown to be not just a file copy program but also a file removal, search and list utility. Its short name preserving capability makes it ideal to clone a system disk which can be made bootable. XXCOPY runs under Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP and comes with a 16-bit version XXCOPY16 which allows copying files in DOS envrionment using short name only (to be later expanded to long name). You may also use it for synchronizing systems. In short, it is an industrial strenth utility for system administrators. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * This package contains two executable files: README.TXT ; this file INSTALL.BAT ; run this batch program without an argument UIXXCOPY.BAT ; uninstall the XXCOPY*.EXE files XXCOPY.EXE ; 32-bit Win 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP compatible program XXPBAR.EXE ; The Progress Bar display module XXCOPY16.EXE ; a 16-bit DOS program PAD_FILE.XML ; PAD (Portable Application Description) file ----------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE: If you are a licensee of the XXCOPY PRO Edition, and are interested in updating your copy of XXCOPY with the newer version, this package is probably not for you. This package contains the XXCOPY Freeware which is not the same thing as the XXCOPY-PRO Edition even with the presense of the license (XXCOPY.LIC) file. You must obtain your update package directly from XXCOPY's home page. If you have any question, please contact Pixelab for details. ----------------------------------------------------------------- To install the XXCOPY Freeware package, make current the temporary directory where the above files are stored; for example, CD c:\temp Then, run the INSTALL.BAT program without any argument INSTALL The batch program is equivalent to "XXCOPY /INSTALL" but it will generate a few extra help text at the completion of the "XXCOPY /INSTALL" operation. As a self-sufficient program, the XXCOPY.EXE (or XXCOPY16.EXE) file can be placed (and executed) at any directory, or even renamed to other name when appropriate without adverse effect. In most circumstances, it is best to keep it in a directory which is in the "PATH=" Environment variable so that the program is readily available whatever the current directory setting is at any give time. Documentations for the programs are available in three ways. 1. Short command switch summary. Run XXCOPY/XXCOPY16 with the /? switch. Example: xxcopy /? 2. Full command switch display. Run XXCOPY/XXCOPY16 with the /help switch. Since the output is more than one page, it is best you view one page at a time with "| MORE" Example: xxcopy /help | more xxcopy /helpa | more (for alphabetic listing) 3. Web-based documentation (The most complete of the three). Visit the following web site: http://www.xxcopy.com And look for documentation and update information. --------------------------------------------------------------------- ================================================

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================================================ We provide technical support to XXCOPY users with Commercial Use License (and equivalent form of license) via Email and the Internet. If you are a XXCOPY Freeware user, please do not expect technical support directly from the publisher, Pixelab. If you are using XXCOPY-PRO for evaluation, please understand that your Email may not be replied on a time manner, due to the large number of such Emails (See below). Join the Yahoo XXCOPY Discussion Group The best way to get answers for most questions to all XXCOPY users is the XXCOPY discussion group sponsored by Yahoo. It is a forum for discussing topics related to XXCOPY. In addition to the primary function as a bulletin board for questions and answers, the archived communications between members can be searched by keywords for answers that have been brought up in the past. You can also sign up to subscribe to the discussion Email. You may also post your question by Email. It is quite convenient and highly recommended for all XXCOPY regulars. --------------------------------------------------------------------- * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * F R E E W A R E L I C E N S I N G T E R M S * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Pixelab, Inc, the copyright owner of the XXCOPY software package, grants a non-exclusive license without charge to an individual who intends to use the XXCOPY program for non-commercial purposes provided that all of the following additional conditions are met. You may use XXCOPY under this freeware license if: 1. You install the XXCOPY program on a computer that is your own personal property and you are the primary user of the computer. 2. If you transfer files between networked computers using XXCOPY, all of the computers are also your own personal property. 3. Or, even if the above conditions are not met, you may still use XXCOPY for 60 days for evaluation purposes without charge. If your situation does not qualify for the freeware license, your usage will be considered as a commercial usage. Please see the section on Corporate Site Licensing below. With the freeware license, you may give your friends a copy of the XXCOPY Freeware, as long as the package is not altered and remains as a whole. However, for distribution on a commercial basis, you must obtain a written permission from the copyright owner, Pixelab, Inc. See the following section on Corporate Site Licensing. Please note that Emails from freeware users may not be answered, due to the large number of Emails we receive. If you wish to get technical support by Email, you may consider acquiring the corporate site licensing even if your usage conforms to the freeware licensing terms. We reserve the right to terminate the freeware status in the future versions of the XXCOPY program. For inclusion of XXCOPY in a Freeware distribution CD-ROM, or download service, please contact Pixelab for a written permission.. * * * * * * * * * * * You may give your friends a copy of this package, as long as the package is not altered and remains as a whole including this text. However, for a distribution on a commercial basis, you must obtain a written permission from the copyright owner, Pixelab, Inc. We reserve the right to terminate the freeware status in the future versions of the XXCOPY program. For inclusion of XXCOPY in a Freeware distribution CD-ROM, or download service, please contact Pixelab for a written permission.. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Try new XXCOPY Pro Edition. XXCOPY Pro Edition is the top-of-the-line XXCOPY package which is designed to satisfy the most demanding IT professionals and advanced users' file management needs. The XXCOPY Freeware package can be considered a demonstration packge for a few advanced features and network-related functions. That is, XXCOPY Freeware is designed for stand-alone computers mainly for personal use and light usage on networked environments. If you are interested in the XXCOPY PRO-edition, you may try a Test-Drive of XXCOPY-PRO without obligation. However, the XXCOPY-PRO trial is limited for a 60-day evaluation period whereas the Freeware package has no time limit on the usage, --------------------------------------------------------------------- * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * C O R P O R A T E S I T E L I C E N S I N G * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The XXCOPY commercial license is granted as a Site License which allows you to operate XXCOPY on numerous computers at one site. The cost of the Site License depends on the number of computers on which XXCOPY will be executed. If XXCOPY is used in a networked environment to transfer files between the storage devices on multiple computers, all the computers which are accessed by XXCOPY shall be counted whether or not XXCOPY is actually executed on the computer. ************************************* Commercial Use Site License Pricing ************************************* License The number Per-computer Total Package of Computers Price License Fee --------------------------------------------------- XXLIC 1-9 $20 $20 - $180 XXLIC-010 10 $18 $ 180 XXLIC-020 20 $16 $ 320 XXLIC-050 50 $12 $ 600 XXLIC-100 100 $10 $ 1,000 XXLIC-200 200 $ 8 $ 1,600 ... ... ... can go as low as $ 1 ... If your organization has more computers, and you are interested in using XXCOPY in commercial settings, you may place order at the following web site: http://www.xxcopy.com/index.html#license For a license with more computers, or with special circumstances, please contact Pixelab for further discussions. +--------------------------------------------------------------+ | (c)1995-2002 Copyright Pixelab, Inc. All rights reserved. | | Originally programmed by Kan Yabumoto | | To download the latest version, visit http://www.xxcopy.com | | Pixelab, Inc. http://www.datman.com/ Fon: 1+630-369-7112 | | 1212 S. Naper Blvd., Suite 119, Naperville, IL 60540 U.S.A. | +--------------------------------------------------------------+


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