Copy a file in a sane, safe and efficient way

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Copy a file in a sane way:

#include <fstream>

int main()
{
    std::ifstream  src("from.ogv", std::ios::binary);
    std::ofstream  dst("to.ogv",   std::ios::binary);

    dst << src.rdbuf();
}

This is so simple and intuitive to read it is worth the extra cost. If we were doing it a lot, better to fall back on OS calls to the file system. I am sure boost has a copy file method in its filesystem class.

There is a C method for interacting with the file system:

#include <copyfile.h>

int
copyfile(const char *from, const char *to, copyfile_state_t state, copyfile_flags_t flags);

~ Answered on 2012-04-17 16:49:38


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