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From "Jochen Wiedmann (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (IO-157) [FileUtils] Return target File from copyFileToDirectory()
Date Fri, 08 Apr 2011 15:48:05 GMT


Jochen Wiedmann commented on IO-157:

Changing a method signature from void to File preserves compatibility, doesn't it? Both at
the binary level and at the source level.

> [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
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 3.x
> 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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