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Move a file

    DEScribe - A Discrete Experience Sampling cross platform application
    Copyright (C) 2011
    Sbastien Faure <>,
    Bertrand Gros   <>,
    Yannick Prie    <>.

    This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
    the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
    (at your option) any later version.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    GNU General Public License for more details.

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    along with this program.  If not, see <>.

//package api.utils;


 * Class
 * @description Tools for files
 * @author Sbastien Faure  <>
 * @author Bertrand Gros    <>
 * @version 2011-02-02
public class FileTools {

    /** copie le fichier source dans le fichier resultat
     * retourne vrai si cela russit
    public static boolean copyFile(File source, File dest){
                    // Declaration et ouverture des flux
           sourceFile = new;

                   destinationFile = null;

                                    destinationFile = new FileOutputStream(dest);

                                    // Lecture par segment de 0.5Mo
                                    byte buffer[] = new byte[512 * 1024];
                                    int nbLecture;

                                    while ((nbLecture = != -1){
                                            destinationFile.write(buffer, 0, nbLecture);
                            } finally {
                    } finally {
            } catch (IOException e){
                    return false; // Erreur

            return true; // Rsultat OK

     * Dplace le fichier source dans le fichier rsultat
    public static boolean moveFile(File source,File destination) {
            if( !destination.exists() ) {
                    // On essaye avec renameTo
                    boolean result = source.renameTo(destination);
                    if( !result ) {
                            // On essaye de copier
                            result = true;
                            result &= copyFile(source,destination);
                            if(result) result &= source.delete();

                    } return(result);
            } else {
                    // Si le fichier destination existe, on annule ...



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