drive_cp: Copy a Drive file

Description Usage Arguments Value See Also Examples

View source: R/drive_cp.R

Description

Copies an existing Drive file into a new file id.

Usage

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
drive_cp(
  file,
  path = NULL,
  name = NULL,
  ...,
  overwrite = NA,
  verbose = deprecated()
)

Arguments

file

Something that identifies the file of interest on your Google Drive. Can be a name or path, a file id or URL marked with as_id(), or a dribble.

path

Specifies target destination for the new file on Google Drive. Can be an actual path (character), a file id marked with as_id(), or a dribble.

If path is a shortcut to a folder, it is automatically resolved to its target folder.

If path is given as a path (as opposed to a dribble or an id), it is best to explicitly indicate if it's a folder by including a trailing slash, since it cannot always be worked out from the context of the call. By default, the new file has the same parent folder as the source file.

name

Character, new file name if not specified as part of path. This will force path to be interpreted as a folder, even if it is character and lacks a trailing slash. Defaults to "Copy of FILE-NAME".

...

Named parameters to pass along to the Drive API. Has dynamic dots semantics. You can affect the metadata of the target file by specifying properties of the Files resource via .... Read the "Request body" section of the Drive API docs for the associated endpoint to learn about relevant parameters.

overwrite

Logical, indicating whether to check for a pre-existing file at the targetted "filepath". The quotes around "filepath" refer to the fact that Drive does not impose a 1-to-1 relationship between filepaths and files, like a typical file system; read more about that in drive_get().

  • NA (default): Just do the operation, even if it results in multiple files with the same filepath.

  • TRUE: Check for a pre-existing file at the filepath. If there is zero or one, move a pre-existing file to the trash, then carry on. Note that the new file does not inherit any properties from the old one, such as sharing or publishing settings. It will have a new file ID. An error is thrown if two or more pre-existing files are found.

  • FALSE: Error if there is any pre-existing file at the filepath.

Note that existence checks, based on filepath, are expensive operations, i.e. they require additional API calls.

verbose

[Deprecated] This logical argument to individual googledrive functions is deprecated. To globally suppress googledrive messaging, use options(googledrive_quiet = TRUE) (the default behaviour is to emit informational messages). To suppress messaging in a more limited way, use the helpers local_drive_quiet() or with_drive_quiet().

Value

An object of class dribble, a tibble with one row per file.

See Also

Wraps the files.copy endpoint:

Examples

 1
 2
 3
 4
 5
 6
 7
 8
 9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
# Target one of the official example files
(src_file <- drive_example_remote("chicken.txt"))

# Make a "Copy of" copy in your My Drive
cp1 <- drive_cp(src_file)

# Make an explicitly named copy, in a different folder, and star it.
# The starring is an example of providing metadata via `...`.
# `starred` is not an actual argument to `drive_cp()`,
# it just gets passed through to the API.
folder <- drive_mkdir("drive-cp-folder")
cp2 <- drive_cp(
  src_file,
  path = folder,
  name = "chicken-cp.txt",
  starred = TRUE
)
drive_reveal(cp2, "starred")

# `overwrite = FALSE` errors if file already exists at target filepath
# THIS WILL ERROR!
# drive_cp(src_file, name = "Copy of chicken.txt", overwrite = FALSE)

# `overwrite = TRUE` moves an existing file to trash, then proceeds
cp3 <- drive_cp(src_file, name = "Copy of chicken.txt", overwrite = TRUE)

# Delete all of our copies and the new folder!
drive_rm(cp1, cp2, cp3, folder)

# Target an official example file that's a csv file
(csv_file <- drive_example_remote("chicken.csv"))

# copy AND AT THE SAME TIME convert it to a Google Sheet
chicken_sheet <- drive_cp(
  csv_file,
  name = "chicken-sheet-copy",
  mime_type = drive_mime_type("spreadsheet")
)
# is it really a Google Sheet?
drive_reveal(chicken_sheet, "mime_type")$mime_type

# go see the new Sheet in the browser
# drive_browse(chicken_sheet)

# clean up
drive_rm(chicken_sheet)

googledrive documentation built on July 8, 2021, 5:07 p.m.