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Chapter 9. Scripting and Automation > Manipulating Files from Scripts

9.4. Manipulating Files from Scripts

One of the myths surrounding the Windows Script Host, and VBScript in particular, is that there's no provision for accessing the filesystem (copying, deleting, and writing to files). This assumption is based on the fact that VBScript, when used in web pages, is not permitted to access the filesystem for security reasons.

The following routines rely on the FileSystemObject object, providing most necessary file operations. The names I've chosen for these functions and subroutines are based on what they act upon and what they're used for; for example, the FolderCopy subroutine is used to copy a folder, and the FileCopy subroutine is used to copy a file.


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