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AlanJB

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CopyFile has me Beaten
« on: April 21, 2016, 18:34:08 »
I am trying to write a hotkeyed command to copy the file in focus to the current path.  Can some kind soul please explain why this fails (the Debugger seems to have no issue with it)?

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@var $file = GetSourceFocusPath();
@var $path = PathGetPathPart($file);
@var $name = PathGetNamePart($file, 1);
@var $ext = PathGetFileExtPart($file);
@var $copytext = $path + $name + " - Copy" + $ext;
CopyFile($path, $copytext);

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Re: CopyFile has me Beaten
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2016, 19:37:57 »
It fails because you're trying to copy non-existing file ($copytext).
CopyFile seems to copy existing file/folder to existing path
« Last Edit: April 21, 2016, 19:40:51 by Jungle »

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Re: CopyFile has me Beaten
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2016, 21:48:47 »
As Jungle said.. you send CopyFile the wrong paramters..  First is TargetName,  second is SourceFile.
http://multicommander.com/docs/multiscript/functions/filesystem#copyfile

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@var $SourceFile = GetSourceFocusPath();
@var $path = PathGetPathPart($SourceFile);
@var $name = PathGetNamePart($SourceFile, 1);
@var $ext = PathGetFileExtPart($SourceFile);
@var $TargetFile = $path + $name + " - Copy" + $ext;
CopyFile($TargetFile, $SourceFile);

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Re: CopyFile has me Beaten
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2016, 09:44:43 »
Thanks Jungle and Mathias: that did it.

You'd think that after 45+ years of programming I would have learnt to read the documentation more carefully...  :-\