I am working on a cygwin compiled C program (GCC) that calls robocopy using the system() call function. Everything is working fine, except the return codes from the system call of the robocopy command have me confused.
According to robocopy documentation (ROBOCOPY Exit Codes), the return from robocopy is a bitmap with second least significant bit (0x2) being set for extra files. When I test this functionality by forcing an "extra files" condition, it returns 512 - the 10th least significant bit. This appears to be the bitmap shifted left by 8 bits, or one byte.
sprintf(robocopyCallStr, "robocopy %s %s %s %s ", soureStr, DestStr,
returnValue = system(robocopyCallStr);
The documented return for "some files copied" should be the least significant bit set to 1 (0x1). When I test this functionality by forcing a "some files copied" condition, it returns 256 - the 9th least significant bit. Again, this appears to be the bitmap shifted left by 8 bits, or one byte.
Testing for "some files copied" and "extra files" returns 768 - the 9th and 10th least significant bits. Again, this appears to be the bitmap shifted left by 8 bits, or one byte.
While I guess I could just code for the 256, 512, etc., I would really like to understand what is happening to be sure I am not hiding a problem down the road.
Can anyone please enlighten me on what is happening here?