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From "Sebb (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (IO-157) [FileUtils] Return target File from copyFileToDirectory()
Date Thu, 07 Jan 2010 01:54:54 GMT


Sebb commented on IO-157:

Not sure I understand why changing a method to return File rather than void can break binary

Any existing code that uses the void method will still work; the return value will just be

> [FileUtils] Return target File from copyFileToDirectory()
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: IO-157
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons IO
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Utilities
>    Affects Versions: 1.4
>            Reporter: Kenny MacLeod
>            Assignee: Niall Pemberton
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.0
> It would be useful if the FileUtils.copyFileToDirectory() method returned the target
file to which it does the copy.  Currently, it creates the target File object, passes it to
copyFile(), and discards the reference.  This could just be returned from the method instead.

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