CopyDirectory

CopyDirectory["dir1","dir2"]

copies the directory dir1 to dir2.

Details

  • dir1 must already exist; dir2 must not.
  • CopyDirectory copies all the files in dir1 to dir2.
  • CopyDirectory sets the modification dates for dir2 and for all the files in it to be the same as those for dir1.
  • CopyDirectory returns the full name of the directory it copies to, and $Failed if it cannot complete the copy.
  • Directories can be specified either using "path" or File["path"].

Examples

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Basic Examples  (1)

Copy a directory:

List of files in the directory:

Delete the directory:

The directory is no longer there:

Scope  (1)

Copy a directory specified as a File object::

Wolfram Research (1991), CopyDirectory, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/CopyDirectory.html (updated 2016).

Text

Wolfram Research (1991), CopyDirectory, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/CopyDirectory.html (updated 2016).

BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2021_copydirectory, author="Wolfram Research", title="{CopyDirectory}", year="2016", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/CopyDirectory.html}", note=[Accessed: 04-December-2021 ]}

BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2021_copydirectory, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={CopyDirectory}, year={2016}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/CopyDirectory.html}, note=[Accessed: 04-December-2021 ]}

CMS

Wolfram Language. 1991. "CopyDirectory." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2016. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/CopyDirectory.html.

APA

Wolfram Language. (1991). CopyDirectory. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/CopyDirectory.html