Copying files in Python is a relatively simple task. There are a few different ways to do it, but the most common method is to use the shutil module.
The shutil module provides a number of functions for working with files and directories. One of these functions is copy(), which can be used to copy a file from one location to another.
The syntax for the copy() function is as follows:
Where src is the path to the source file and dst is the path to the destination file.
For example, the following code will copy the file myfile.txt to the directory /tmp:
import shutil shutil.copy('myfile.txt', '/tmp')
The shutil module also provides a number of other functions for working with files, such as copy2(), copyfile(), and copytree(). These functions can be used to copy files with different options, such as copying the file metadata or copying entire directories.
Here is a table of the different shutil functions for copying files:
copy(): Copies a file from one location to another.
copy2(): Copies a file from one location to another, including the file metadata.
copyfile(): Copies the contents of a file to another file.
copytree(): Copies an entire directory tree to another location.
For more information on the shutil module, please see the Python documentation.
Here is an example of a Python script that copies a file:
import shutil def copy_file(src, dst): shutil.copy(src, dst) if __name__ == '__main__': copy_file('myfile.txt', '/tmp')
This script will copy the file myfile.txt to the directory /tmp.