TFS: moving files using the TF.EXE command-line utility (Team Foundation System)
Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2010/11/18
I recently needed to move around a bunch of files in TFS to a new directory structure.
Doing that from within the Visual Studio 2010 IDE was tedious, so I wrote a batch-file like below.
This batch file should also work for Team Foundation System 2005 and 2008.
- %~dp1 fetches the drive + directory from %1.
- %~nx1 fetches the filename + extension from %1.
- relative target directories work better than absolute ones
- the batch-file assumes it executes with the current directory is %sourceDirectory%
@echo off setlocal set username=domain\username set password=somePassw0rd set filename=%~nx1 set sourceDirectory=%~dp1 rem strip backslash set sourceDirectory=%sourceDirectory:~0,-1% rem strip last 3 charachters set targetDirectory=%sourceDirectory:~0,-3% rem make relative directory for /D %%d in (%sourceDirectory:~0,-3% ) do set targetDirectory=%%~nd echo "%filename%" echo "%sourceDirectory%" echo "%targetDirectory%" tf move /login:%username%,%password% %filename% ..\%targetDirectory%\%filename% endlocal
So this is purely an example: use it as a head-start to create your own.