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

by helgi (Hermit)
on Jun 19, 2003 at 14:29 UTC ( #267202=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread File::Copy - not working!

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";

For copying files using File::Copy, you do:

use File::Copy; copy $file,$newpath or die "Cannot copy $file to $newpath:$!\n";

Helgi Briem
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Re: Re: Re: Re: File::Copy - not working!
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 20, 2003 at 10:37 UTC

    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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