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Is this a minor bug with FILECOPY?

Carlos Hi,

FILECOPY works good if you use it in an activ script on start. It assumes the folder where ebook it's being unpacked.

However, if you use it in a non "on start" script, you need to specify the folder where the book is unpacked or it will not work, as it does not assume the default folder as the temp one.

If you want to copy oldfile.gif to newfile.gif you must use:

If you just use:
it will not work.


Posted on: 10:29 am on February 18, 2003
EBookCompiler If you don't specify the folder in FILECOPY, then I think it would use the current folder for the ebook process

This would probably vary while the ebook is running, between versions, etc.  In other words, not something you can depend on being X at point Y (undefined behaviour). It's always risky to depend on undefined behaviour as otherwise your app can break between versions / people's systems behaving differently etc.

So always specify the folder name, and it will always work.

Posted on: 3:36 pm on February 18, 2003
fredn Moderator note - EBookCompiler:

Fred - I moved/copied your wishlist here:


which is the discussion about possible enhancements

A couple of things in your list are already available now.  See answer at the end of the link.

Posted on: 5:14 am on February 23, 2003

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