[erlang-bugs] Copying a file to itself

John Hughes <>
Fri Feb 29 10:31:39 CET 2008

Calling file:copy(Name,Name) to copy a file to itself truncates the file to
0 bytes. I'm not sure if this is a bug, but it isn't what I expected-even
after reading the documentation. Perhaps either file:copy should return an
error in this case, or the documentation should mention this behaviour


John Hughes

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