File.CopyPart of File module

Syntax   File.Copy (srcPathName, destPathName : string)

Description   File.Copy copies a file named by the srcPathName parameter to the file named by the destPathName parameter. The copy can be between different disks or file systems.

Details   The source file name must be an actual file. This procedure will not copy directories.

If the File.Copy call fails, then Error.Last will return a non-zero value indicating the reason for the failure. Error.LastMsg will return a string which contains the textual version of the error.

Note that you can use either forward or backward slashes to separate components in a path. If you use backward slashes, you must double them in a string literal. (i.e. "d:\\west\\example.t")

Example   This program copies the file "d:\west\example.dat" to "new_example.t". in the current directory.

        File.Copy ("d:/west/example.dat", "new_example.t")
        if Error.Last = eNoError then
            put "File copied"
            put "Did not copy the file."
            put "Error: ", Error.LastMsg
        end if

Execute   An example program is available that copies a file to the current directory using File.Copy, displays its contents to the run window, and then deletes the file using File.Delete.

Status   Exported qualified.

This means that you can only call the function by calling File.Copy, not by calling Copy.