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Re: File::Copy versus cp/mv

by samtregar (Abbot)
on Oct 02, 2003 at 05:29 UTC ( #295825=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to File::Copy versus cp/mv

Two good reasons: 1) security, when the filenames are coming from external sources and 2) the ability to handle strange characters in filenames (spaces, pipes, etc). These are good arguements, but if it were me I'd just tell them it's faster. Most programmers I know are slaves to (percieved) performance.

-sam

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Re^2: File::Copy versus cp/mv
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Oct 02, 2003 at 06:50 UTC
    Both reasons you name are arguments to forgo the shell, but not reason enough to avoid system alltogether.. :)

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