Hi all, Does anyone know how to copy Windows system files? I have a script which looks for certain files and writes a log with the path of the file found and copies the file found to a folder. This works fine for all files I am interested in except the index.dat file. My script finds the file and writes it to a log but doesn't actually copy the file. Does any one know how I can copy an index.dat file? The relevant code: def copyFile(file) myLog = File.new('\\Test\\SweeperLog.txt', 'a') myLog.puts file File.copy(file, '\\Test') end Many thanks
on 2009-04-08 18:15
on 2009-04-08 18:37
Hi Stuart. Two thoughts: 1) Maybe you don't have access to the file? 2) Instead of opening the file, reading it, and then copying it else where, why not look into using FileUtils.cp? It would be a little more direct. It also may end up being the key if you do, in fact, have access to the file. James On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Stuart C.
on 2009-04-08 22:21
I am thinking, its being caused me copying lots of files with the same name (index.dat) and only the last copied file is present in my destination folder, which is infact corrupt. How would I assign a new name to a file if one already exists, for example I am thinking if File.exist(Index.dat) File.copy(file[x], '\\Test') else File.copy(file, '\\Test') Basically I am trying to say, if you find an index.dat file in the destination folder copy the next index.dat file but give it a squential number index.dat index.dat Does that make sense? thanks a lot James H. wrote: > Hi Stuart. > > Two thoughts: > > 1) Maybe you don't have access to the file? > > 2) Instead of opening the file, reading it, and then copying it else > where, > why not look into using FileUtils.cp? It would be a little more direct. > It > also may end up being the key if you do, in fact, have access to the > file. > > James > > On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Stuart C.