Saturday, February 26, 2011

Automatic file backup

I'm inspired by a real world need I have to create utility in Liberty BASIC which will do the following:

1) Periodically examine a list of files in a folder to see if they have changed
2) Make a new folder with a unique name somewhere else to contain the updated files
3) Copy the changed files to the new folder

We can keep a list of paths and files in a file, create a simple gui for maintaining this list and starting and stopping the timer, and for displaying a log of activity.

In our next installment we will write the GUI code.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


I've decided to start some small projects which show how to do various things in Liberty BASIC. This will be a good way to demonstrate how easy programming in BASIC can be, and it will help people to learn specific programming techniques.