Find & Replace Newest File

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    Find & Replace Newest File

    i was wondering if anyone could give me a few pointers on how to cover come a problem

    i am wanting to create a program that will check 2 files that are the same but are in 2 different locations for example a file on the Hard Drive and another file on a memory stick - find the most recent file and save that in both locations again.

    can anyone give me any pointers on how to do this?

    Thanks

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    And your Operating System is...?

    If it's Windows use file time functions & copyfile(), MSDN is your friend
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    sorry its Windows XP

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    http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/...&id=1044780608
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    As well as listing files, it also shows how to get dates and times.
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    You could also use CRC to check if they're identical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l2u View Post
    You could also use CRC to check if they're identical.
    Yes, but how would you be sure which of the 2 is newest?

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