Generate a copy of a file or of a directory


This information is part of the Modelica Standard Library maintained by the Modelica Association.


Files.copy(oldName, newName);
Files.copy(oldName, newName, replace = true);


Function copy(..) copies a file or a directory to a new location. Via the optional argument replace it can be defined whether an already existing file may be replaced by the required copy.

If oldName/newName are directories, then the newName directory may exist. In such a case the content of oldName is copied into directory newName. If replace = false it is required that the existing files in newName are different from the existing files in oldName.


  copy("C:/test1/directory1", "C:/test2/directory2");
     -> the content of directory1 is copied into directory2
        if "C:/test2/directory2" does not exist, it is newly
        created. If "replace=true", files in directory2
        may be overwritten by their copy
  copy("test1.txt", "test2.txt")
     -> make a copy of file "test1.txt" with the name "test2.txt"
        in the current directory


copy(oldName, newName, replace)

Inputs (3)


Type: String

Description: Name of file or directory to be copied


Type: String

Description: Name of copy of the file or of the directory


Default Value: false

Type: Boolean

Description: = true, if an existing file may be replaced by the required copy