copy-file is an interactive built-in function in `
C source code'.
(copy-file FILE NEWNAME &optional OK-IF-ALREADY-EXISTS KEEP-TIME PRESERVE-UID-GID PRESERVE-PERMISSIONS)
Copy FILE to NEWNAME. Both args must be strings.
If NEWNAME names a directory, copy FILE there.
This function always sets the file modes of the output file to match
the input file.
The optional third argument OK-IF-ALREADY-EXISTS specifies what to do
if file NEWNAME already exists. If OK-IF-ALREADY-EXISTS is nil, we
signal a `file-already-exists' error without overwriting. If
OK-IF-ALREADY-EXISTS is a number, we request confirmation from the user
about overwriting; this is what happens in interactive use with M-x.
Any other value for OK-IF-ALREADY-EXISTS means to overwrite the
Fourth arg KEEP-TIME non-nil means give the output file the same
last-modified time as the old one. (This works on only some systems.)
A prefix arg makes KEEP-TIME non-nil.
If PRESERVE-UID-GID is non-nil, we try to transfer the
uid and gid of FILE to NEWNAME.
If PRESERVE-PERMISSIONS is non-nil, copy permissions of FILE to NEWNAME;
this includes the file modes, along with ACL entries and SELinux
context if present. Otherwise, if NEWNAME is created its file
permission bits are those of FILE, masked by the default file