RoboCopy Task without messages ("Quiet")?

Jun 24, 2011 at 8:18 AM


is it possible to execute the RoboCopy task without having the output messages on the command line? (something like "echo off" in normal batch files...)

Thanks in advance,


Jun 24, 2011 at 8:34 PM

The task exposes LogToConsole which is false by default. Are you looking to display less?


Jun 25, 2011 at 5:20 AM
Yes i do not want to see any message at all, except real errors. (as i wrote
before: like ECHO OFF in normal batches).

Is that possible somehow? (Hint: i am a total newbie with MSBuild!)
Jun 26, 2011 at 10:13 PM

You can try setting SuppressTaskMessages="true"

Jun 27, 2011 at 5:48 AM
Edited Jun 27, 2011 at 6:37 AM

That did not work.

I tried to set it as normal property in a property group and tried to set it as environment variable but i still get the message "Running c:\somepath c:\somedestination...."

Jun 29, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Ah sorry, that task derives from ToolTask and we don't provide a means to use that . Can you try /v:m to specify minimal verbosity.

Jun 30, 2011 at 7:17 AM

Yes. Meanwhile i call the project with "/verbosity:minimal" and i have changed all <Message> calls to include the attribute "Importance=High" where i really want to see messages.

Not an ideal solution but it works.