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. You also have to remember to
    copy the permissions, owner, and group to the new file.


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