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# File lib/fileutils.rb, line 1230
    def copy(dest)
      case
      when file?
        copy_file dest
      when directory?
        begin
          Dir.mkdir dest
        rescue
          raise unless File.directory?(dest)
        end
      when symlink?
        File.symlink File.readlink(path()), dest
      when chardev?
        raise "cannot handle device file" unless File.respond_to?(:mknod)
        mknod dest, ?c, 0666, lstat().rdev
      when blockdev?
        raise "cannot handle device file" unless File.respond_to?(:mknod)
        mknod dest, ?b, 0666, lstat().rdev
      when socket?
        raise "cannot handle socket" unless File.respond_to?(:mknod)
        mknod dest, nil, lstat().mode, 0
      when pipe?
        raise "cannot handle FIFO" unless File.respond_to?(:mkfifo)
        mkfifo dest, 0666
      when door?
        raise "cannot handle door: #{path()}"
      else
        raise "unknown file type: #{path()}"
      end
    end
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