How do you copy a text file list of files from one directory to another in powershell?

How do you copy a text file list of files from one directory to another in powershell?
I have a text file:
c:\temp\LOF.txt
It has a list of files and their directories:
C:\test1.txt
C:\test2.txt
C:\test3.txt

I need to copy this list to another destination:
C:\tempfiles\

And i need to do it in powershell, what is the easiest way to do this?
josephh610Asked:
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becraigCommented:
$dest = "c:\tempfiles"
gc c:\temp\lof.txt | % {copy $_ $dest}

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josephh610Author Commented:
Is there a way to add the destination in the text file like:
c:\test1.txt|c:\tempflies1
C:\test2.txt|c:tempfiles2

and have it add that to the copy?
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becraigCommented:
I am not sure what you are asking:

Are you asking to create a new text file showing original path and new destination ?
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josephh610Author Commented:
I just figured out that i need to grab both the source and target from the test file.
So if in my text file I have the source and target and i need to grab those for the copy command.
example:
    Source       Target
c:\test1.txt|c:\tempflies1
C:\test2.txt|c:tempfiles2

So it would copy:
C:\test1.txt to c:\tempflies1

what would that code look like?
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josephh610Author Commented:
Or maybe use a -> to divide the source and target.
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becraigCommented:
Sorry was not monitoring.

You can probably just save this as a csv:

    Source       Target
c:\test1.txt|c:\tempflies1
C:\test2.txt|c:tempfiles2


import-csv file.csv -delimiter "|" | % {
	copy $_.source $_.target
}

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josephh610Author Commented:
I get this when i use this code.

Copy-Item : Cannot bind argument to parameter 'Path' because it is null.
At line:1 char:58
+ import-csv C:\temp\filelist.csv -delimiter "|" | % {copy $_.source $_.target}
+                                                          ~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (:) [Copy-Item], ParameterBindingValidationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentValidationErrorNullNotAllowed,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.CopyItemCommand
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becraigCommented:
your header in the csv should share the same delimiter:

    Source|Target
c:\test1.txt|c:\tempflies1
C:\test2.txt|c:tempfiles2
import-csv file.csv -delimiter "|" | % {	copy $_.source $_.target}

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or you can not have a header
c:\test1.txt|c:\tempflies1
C:\test2.txt|c:tempfiles2

and call it this way:
 import-csv -delimiter "|" -Header Source,Target file.csv | % {	copy $_.source $_.target}

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josephh610Author Commented:
Thank you! that was perfect.
Cheers!
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