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Re: help needed in File::copy

by mickeyn (Priest)
on Mar 01, 2006 at 11:59 UTC ( #533629=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to help needed in File::copy

I didn't test it, but the destination file opening line in that module is:
open($to_h,"> $to\0") or goto fail_open2;
so it should override the file ...


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Re^2: help needed in File::copy
by uva (Sexton) on Mar 01, 2006 at 12:25 UTC
    dear monks, copy("c:\\dir1\\text.errmsg", "c:\\dir2\\text.errmsg") || die "Can't open text.errmsg:$!"; when i ran the program, it creates the file and copied the content. next time i ran the program (destination file is existing now ) it is giving error message. Normally it should overwrite it ,but it is not happening here.. can u explain in detail??

      copy will check if the destination file exists. I don't think exists a parameter for overwrite destination file. Maybe you want this:

      unlink $destfile if -f $destfile; copy($origfile, $destfile);

      Update: This is a workaround. As mickeyn said at Re: help needed in File::copy, File::Copy should overwrite destination file.

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