October 25, 2000 - Copying Files | WebReference

October 25, 2000 - Copying Files

Yehuda Shiran October 25, 2000
Copying Files
Tips: October 2000

Yehuda Shiran, Ph.D.
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To copy a file from one location to another, use the copy() method of the File object. Its syntax is the following:

fileObj.copy(destination, overwrite)

where destination is where you want the file to be copied to, and overwrite is a boolean argument telling the method whether to overwrite an existing file with the same name (true) or not (false). When you specify a false value, the browser will pop up an alert box when you try to overwrite an existing file.

Here is a piece of script that will copy a file from drive c to drive d, and will overwrite any existing files with the same name:

myActiveXObject = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
file = myActiveXObject.GetFile("c:\\test.txt");
file.copy("d:\\test.txt", true);
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