CopyFile

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Unit: Lazarus fileutil (UTF-8 replacements for FPC RTL code and additional file/directory handling)

// flags for copy
type
 TCopyFileFlag = (
   cffOverwriteFile,
   cffCreateDestDirectory,
   cffPreserveTime
   );
 TCopyFileFlags = set of TCopyFileFlag;
 
function CopyFile(const SrcFilename, DestFilename: string): boolean;
function CopyFile(const SrcFilename, DestFilename: string; PreserveTime: boolean): boolean;
function CopyFile(const SrcFilename, DestFilename: string; Flags: TCopyFileFlags=[cffOverwriteFile]): boolean;

copyfile copies a source file to a destination file location. Optionally it preserves the file's timestamp.

Example:

uses 
...
fileutil
...
CopyFile('c:\autoexec.bat','c:\windows\temp\autoexec.bat.backup');

Function result Returns True if successful, False if there was an error

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Note: If you want to use this function in command line programs, add a project requirement for LazUtils, which will not pull in the entire LCL