Cool reader Ed Servello alerted us to this freeware tool. Here's his hearty endorsement:
XXCOPY (Pixelab, Inc.) is a freeware Windows command line utility (16 & 32 bit) that looks like XCOPY on steroids. It's useful for synchronizing directory structures on my 25 NetWare servers when I have a new client to turn out via ZENworks. It moves, copies, updates, removes, logs, displays, slices, dices and makes wonderful french fries."
XXCOPY is simply a logical extension to XCOPY. It remains faithfully compatible with XCOPY in the invocation syntax, yet, adds many innovative features to be a very seriousutility for anyone who feels comfortable in managing files in command line mode (DOS Box).
XXCOPY has grown to be not just a file copy program but also a file removal, search and list utility. Its short name preserving capability makes it ideal to clone a system disk that can be made bootable.
XXCOPY runs under Win95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003 and comes with a 16-bit version XXCOPY16 which allows copying files in DOS environment using short name only (to be later expanded to long name). You may also use it for synchronizing systems. In short, it is an industrial strength utility for system administrators.