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John,

I did as you suggested and it works well. The readdir/while loop in the code above now looks like this:

opendir PLUGINS, "conf/plugins" or die "unable to opendir ./conf/plugi +ns\n"; while (my $pluginfile = readdir(PLUGINS) ) { my $localfile = Bio::Root::IO->catfile('conf/plugins',$pluginfile) +; if (-f $localfile) { my $installfile = Bio::Root::IO->catfile($plugindir, $pluginfi +le); chmod (0666, $installfile); copy($localfile, $installfile) or die "$localfile unable to copy to $installfile : $!\n"; chmod (0444, $installfile); } } closedir PLUGINS;
The only caveat being that I had to chmod the files to 444 (readonly by everyone, including the owner (root in this case)). It is fine for Windows, but an annoyance on unix. I would have preferred 644 (writeable by the owner), but on Windows, that is the same as world writeable (from Perl's chmod perspective).

(I hate having to type :w and then :w! when I am reminded once again that the file is readonly.)

Thanks,

Scott
Project coordinator of the Generic Model Organism Database Project


In reply to Re: Re: Re: Re: File::Copy dying on Win2k when target file already there by scain
in thread File::Copy dying on Win2k when target file already there by scain

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