- _copy_file_contents(src, dst, buffer_size=16384)
- Copy the file 'src' to 'dst'; both must be filenames. Any error
opening either file, reading from 'src', or writing to 'dst',
raises DistutilsFileError. Data is read/written in chunks of
'buffer_size' bytes (default 16k). No attempt is made to handle
anything apart from regular files.
- copy_file(src, dst, preserve_mode=1, preserve_times=1, update=0, link=None, verbose=0, dry_run=0)
- Copy a file 'src' to 'dst'. If 'dst' is a directory, then 'src'
is copied there with the same name; otherwise, it must be a
filename. (If the file exists, it will be ruthlessly clobbered.)
If 'preserve_mode' is true (the default), the file's mode (type
and permission bits, or whatever is analogous on the current
platform) is copied. If 'preserve_times' is true (the default),
the last-modified and last-access times are copied as well. If
'update' is true, 'src' will only be copied if 'dst' does not
exist, or if 'dst' does exist but is older than 'src'. If
'verbose' is true, then a one-line summary of the copy will be
printed to stdout.
'link' allows you to make hard links (os.link) or symbolic links
(os.symlink) instead of copying: set it to "hard" or "sym"; if it
is None (the default), files are copied. Don't set 'link' on
systems that don't support it: 'copy_file()' doesn't check if
hard or symbolic linking is available.
Under Mac OS, uses the native file copy function in macostools;
on other systems, uses '_copy_file_contents()' to copy file
Return the name of the destination file, whether it was actually
copied or not.
- move_file(src, dst, verbose=0, dry_run=0)
- Move a file 'src' to 'dst'. If 'dst' is a directory, the file
will be moved into it with the same name; otherwise, 'src' is
just renamed to 'dst'. Return the new full name of the file.
Handles cross-device moves on Unix using
'copy_file()'. What about other systems???
- write_file(filename, contents)
- Create a file with the specified name and write 'contents' (a
sequence of strings without line terminators) to it.