copy a file
Copy(source, destination, options)
string; source filename
string; destination filename
optional arguments of the form option=value, where option is one of force, inputencoding, or outputencoding
Specifies whether the file should be copied if destionation already exists. The default is false.
inputencoding=one of "utf-8" or "latin-1"
Specifies the text encoding of the source file. Default is "utf-8".
outputencoding=one of "utf-8" or "latin-1"
Specifies the text encoding of the destination file. Default is "utf-8".
The Copy(source, destination) command copies the file source to the file named destination.
The Copy function returns the number of bytes copied.
The optional argument force controls Copy's behavior when a file named destination exists. If force=false then an error is raised and the copy does not occur. This is the default behavior. If force=true then the destination file is replaced by the copy.
If source refers to a file currently opened by Maple, it is flushed before being copied. If destination is opened by Maple, it is closed before the copy.
If an error occurs during the copy, the contents of destination are unspecified.
An exception is raised if source and destination are the same.
An exception is raised if source is a directory.
If the user does not have permission to perform the operation, an exception is raised.
The inputencoding and outputencoding options can be used to change the encoding of a text file during the copy operation. Valid encodings are "utf-8" and "latin-1".
FileToolsTextWriteFile⁡testfile.txt,this is a test\n
this is a test
The inputencoding option was introduced in Maple 2018.
For more information on Maple 2018 changes, see Updates in Maple 2018.
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