From: pyotr filipivich on
Let the Record show that Steve Urbach <dragonsclaw(a)>
on or about Mon, 08 Feb 2010 18:02:03 -0800 did write/type or cause to
appear in the following:
>On Mon, 08 Feb 2010 15:34:38 -0800, pyotr filipivich <phamp(a)>
>>Just trying to run a simple batch file.
>> xcopy D:\*.* G:\backups /s /m
>>And it copies the first file (backups.bat) and then 'codes' out with
>>an "insufficient memory" error.
>> Where? There's room on the disk drive. Watching the various
>>graphs the memory usage does hit the top - is that what it is "doing"?
>>Windows can't run a "simple DOS command" w/o running out of memory?
>> The "funny" part is the other batch file, which does a similar
>>thing, only not with music files, works fine. So, what am I missing
>>in terms of memory management in a batch file?
>>oh yes, running XP home sp 3
>>pyotr filipivich

>Is it possible there are recursive shortcuts on D:

Again, I doubt I have shortcuts on D:. OTGH - who knows what
Microsoft does?
>(I can't believe xcopy is that stupid)
>File system damaged: check

I doubt so. But then who am I to question the benevolence of our
Silicon Based Overlords?

I ran RamFreer (a garbage collection program), it reports 730 megs of
the 1 gig RAM as available. No joy. I could do a "cut and paste" copy
in Windows - if I don't mind copying all 153 Gigs ("only 273 minutes
to go!") - but could not get xcopy to handle the task. Either as a
batch file, or in cmd.exe window. Question to the technogeeks, is
there some kind of limit on the memory of a cmd.exe window? Again, I
have my doubts, as the CPU graph hits 100% and then reports
"insufficient memory"? Swap file issue?

On a completely different note, why doesn't ATTRIB either set the
archive bit on hidden files, or just shut up about it?
pyotr filipivich.
Just about the time you finally see light at the end of the tunnel,
you find out it's a Government Project to build more tunnel.
From: Kadaitcha the almost Transmogrified on
"Steve Urbach", thou hot-headed frantic-fool. Thou art the rudeliest
welcome to this world. Ye huffed:

> I did not think

Did you ever?