- 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'.
'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 contents.
Return a tuple (dest_name, copied): 'dest_name' is the actual name of
the output file, and 'copied' is true if the file was copied (or would
have been copied, if 'dry_run' true).
- 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
- write_file(filename, contents)
- Create a file with the specified name and write 'contents' (a
sequence of strings without line terminators) to it.