g_file_copy_attributes (
  GFile* source,
  GFile* destination,
  GFileCopyFlags flags,
  GCancellable* cancellable,
  GError** error


Copies the file attributes from source to destination.

Normally only a subset of the file attributes are copied, those that are copies in a normal file copy operation (which for instance does not include e.g. owner). However if G_FILE_COPY_ALL_METADATA is specified in flags, then all the metadata that is possible to copy is copied. This is useful when implementing move by copy + delete source.


destination GFile

A GFile to copy attributes to.

 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
flags GFileCopyFlags

A set of GFileCopyFlags.

cancellable GCancellable

Optional GCancellable object, NULL to ignore.

 The argument can be NULL.
 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
error GError **
  The return location for a GError*, or NULL.

Return value

Returns: gboolean

TRUE if the attributes were copied successfully, FALSE otherwise.