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From "Sebb (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (IO-215) FileUtils copy methods swallow date modification failures
Date Wed, 08 Sep 2010 17:40:32 GMT


Sebb commented on IO-215:

The user is able to specify whether or not to preserve file dates, and I think that failure
to do so breaks the API contract - therefore an Exception should be thrown.

There are some public methods which don't offer the option, but set it true internally.
These should probably retain the current behaviour.

> FileUtils copy methods swallow date modification failures
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: IO-215
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons IO
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Utilities
>            Reporter: Sebb
> FileUtils.doCopyDirectory(..) and .FileUtils.doCopyFile(..) both call the setLastModified()
method, but fail to check if it succeeded or not.
> Surely if the caller has asked for the date to be preserved, failure to do so should
be reported somehow?

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