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Yeah, emulation because it's not really a Graft

Posted By: Dan LeGate <>
Date: Wednesday, 5 August 1998, at 10:32 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Graft across disks (Mathias Winkler)

> of course DOS commands do not allow a graft across disks,
> but isn't it possible to "emulate" it?

You *could* emulate it I guess, but the graft itself is a completely different function (I think) than a Alt-Copy, Alt-Move or Alt-Duplicate. Graft doesn't actually do any copying or moving, except in the FAT/FAT32/NTFS - it simply changes the pointers so that the FAT will now regard the Branch as being part of a new parent directory structure. This is why it's so fast.

So, perhaps a "Delete Original Branch" option under Alt-Duplicate would be a more appropriate place for this feature?

It's a little more risky too, since it really IS a copy, whereas, graft doesn't do anything to the files - it just changes the FAT. You'd want to be *really* sure the copy was successful before deleting the original branch.

I, personally, would rather use Alt-Dupicate, verify success myself, and then Alt-Prune the original dir.


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