|Developer(s)||Microsoft, IBM, Digital Research, Paragon Technology, Rene Ableidinger, ReactOS Contributors|
|Initial release||1986, 32–33 years ago|
|Operating system||MS-DOS, PC DOS, OS/2, Windows, DR DOS, PTS-DOS, FreeDOS, ReactOS|
replace is a command that is used to replace one or more existing computer files or add new files to a target directory. Files with a hidden or system attribute set cannot be replaced using
replace. The command lists all files that are replaced.
replace command first appeared in MS-DOS 3.2 and has been included in most versions of MS-DOS and compatibles such as FreeDOS and PTS-DOS. DR DOS 6.0 includes an implementation of the
replace command. The FreeDOS version was developed by Rene Ableidinger and is licensed under the GPL. It is also included as a console command in IBM OS/2, Microsoft Windows, and ReactOS. The ReactOS version was developed by Samuel Erdtman and is licensed under the GPL.
The following command updates the files in C:\delivery\ with the .exe files in C:\source\
C:\>replace "C:\source\*.exe" C:\delivery
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