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How do I make my web server copy a file?

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I have an NT4 server running IIS3 and I have perl for win32 loaded on it. I have a form in a web page an when the user clicks on 'submit' I need my perl script to copy a file from one place to another on the web server itself, not on the client side.

I have tried the following, and they don't give errors, they just ignore the command.

system ("copy c:\test d:\test");
system ("cp c:\test d:\test");
cp "c:\test" "d:\test";
copy "c:\test" d:\test";
copy "c:\test d:\test";

Has anyone ever done this or know the correct syntax if it is possible?

Thanks.
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i was about to write "most likely, it's permission problem", but it looks like it's much simpler.

i would suspect that backslash in
system ("copy c:\test d:\test"); is interpreted as a tab ( \t ),
so the names the copy command sees are totally bogus.

so, to "copy" it looks like "copy c:  est d:  est"

i would either double backslash or used single quotes

system ("copy c:\\test d:\\test");
system ('copy c:\test d:\test');
 
             

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by:johnsm
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Wow! Both suggestions worked fine.

I'm kinda new to this perl thing and I didn't even think of those.

Thanks a lot for your help.
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