FAQ 5.5 How can I copy a file?



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5.5: How can I copy a file?

(contributed by brian d foy)

Use the File::Copy module. It comes with Perl and can do a true copy
across file systems, and it does its magic in a portable fashion.

use File::Copy;

copy( $original, $new_copy ) or die "Copy failed: $!";

If you can't use File::Copy, you'll have to do the work yourself: open
the original file, open the destination file, then print to the
destination file as you read the original.



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