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### Re: File::Copy - not working!

by helgi (Hermit)
 on Jun 19, 2003 at 12:57 UTC ( #267166=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to File::Copy - not working!

1 - As the others have said, you are not using File::Copy at all, so your subject heading is wrong.

2 - No warnings or strictures.

3 - As the others have said, you should use File::Basename to get the file basename, not this kludgery.

4 - System commands return errors, but you're not even looking at it. Errors from daughter processes are in the variable $?. Use it. system("cp$tmpfile $copypath/$att_file") == 0 or die "Cannot copy $tmpfile to$copypath:$?\n"; 5 - How can we know if$tmpfile has a value? You don't show us the tmpFileName subroutine code nor what is contained in the $clientattachment variable. 6- If I try$tmpfile = tmpFileName($clientattachment) || die("Failed");, it always dies. . It does? Do you even have a tmpFileName sub? -- Regards, Helgi Briem helgi DOT briem AT decode DOT is Comment on Re: File::Copy - not working! Download Code Re: Re: File::Copy - not working! by bodmin (Acolyte) on Jun 19, 2003 at 13:46 UTC What syntax would I use if I were to use File::Basename? I presumed that tmpFileName() was a function in File::Copy. Was obviously mistaken. Thanks for the advice and comments. Since your incoming path seems to have Windows type backslashes as delimiters, I am using that below. However, you should always use forward slashe, even under Windows, and get rid of them as soon as possible with something like:$path =~ s.\\.\/.g;

use warnings;
use strict;
use File::Basename;
my $path_to_file = 'bla\bla\full\path\to\file.ext';$path_to_file =~ s.\\.\/.g;
my ($file,$path) = fileparse($path_to_file); print "$file is in $path\n"; [download] For copying files using File::Copy, you do: use File::Copy; copy$file,$newpath or die "Cannot copy$file to $newpath:$!\n";
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Regards,
Helgi Briem
helgi DOT briem AT decode DOT is

I tried the above and it did not work as expected, or shall I say at all.

my $path_to_file is a file form field on a web page being displayed on a windows client, hence c:\...... do you think that is why it does not work? Is your$path_to_file on the same machine (in my case the linux web server)?

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