Declaration [src]

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

Description [src]

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.



Type: GFile

A GFile to copy attributes to.

The data is owned by the caller of the function.

Type: GFileCopyFlags

A set of GFileCopyFlags.


Type: GCancellable

Optional GCancellable object, NULL to ignore.

The argument can be NULL.
The data is owned by the caller of the function.

Type: GError **

The return location for a recoverable error.

The argument can be NULL.
If the return location is not NULL, then you must initialize it to a NULL GError*.
The argument will left initialized to NULL by the method if there are no errors.
In case of error, the argument will be set to a newly allocated GError; the caller will take ownership of the data, and be responsible for freeing it.

Return value

Type: gboolean

TRUE if the attributes were copied successfully, FALSE otherwise.