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copy copies directories recursively.

Example Usage

package main

import (
	cp ""

func main() {
	err := cp.Copy("your/src", "your/dest")
	fmt.Println(err) // nil

Advanced Usage

// Options specifies optional actions on copying.
type Options struct {

	// OnSymlink can specify what to do on symlink
	OnSymlink func(src string) SymlinkAction

	// OnDirExists can specify what to do when there is a directory already existing in destination.
	OnDirExists func(src, dest string) DirExistsAction

	// OnError can let users decide how to handle errors (e.g., you can suppress specific error).
	OnError func(src, dest, string, err error) error

	// Skip can specify which files should be skipped
	Skip func(srcinfo os.FileInfo, src, dest string) (bool, error)

	// PermissionControl can control permission of
	// every entry.
	// When you want to add permission 0222, do like
	//		PermissionControl = AddPermission(0222)
	// or if you even don't want to touch permission,
	//		PermissionControl = DoNothing
	// By default, PermissionControl = PreservePermission
	PermissionControl PermissionControlFunc

	// Sync file after copy.
	// Useful in case when file must be on the disk
	// (in case crash happens, for example),
	// at the expense of some performance penalty
	Sync bool

	// Preserve the atime and the mtime of the entries
	// On linux we can preserve only up to 1 millisecond accuracy
	PreserveTimes bool

	// Preserve the uid and the gid of all entries.
	PreserveOwner bool

	// The byte size of the buffer to use for copying files.
	// If zero, the internal default buffer of 32KB is used.
	// See for more information.
	CopyBufferSize uint

	// If you want to add some limitation on reading src file,
	// you can wrap the src and provide new reader,
	// such as `RateLimitReader` in the test case.
	WrapReader func(src io.Reader) io.Reader

	// If given, copy.Copy refers to this fs.FS instead of the OS filesystem.
	// e.g., You can use embed.FS to copy files from embedded filesystem.
	FS fs.FS

	// NumOfWorkers represents the number of workers used for
	// concurrent copying contents of directories.
	// If 0 or 1, it does not use goroutine for copying directories.
	// Please refer to for more details.
	NumOfWorkers int64

	// PreferConcurrent is a function to determine whether or not
	// to use goroutine for copying contents of directories.
	// If PreferConcurrent is nil, which is default, it does concurrent
	// copying for all directories.
	// If NumOfWorkers is 0 or 1, this function will be ignored.
	PreferConcurrent func(srcdir, destdir string) (bool, error)
// For example...
opt := Options{
	Skip: func(info os.FileInfo, src, dest string) (bool, error) {
		return strings.HasSuffix(src, ".git"), nil
err := Copy("your/directory", "your/directory.copy", opt)



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