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> I'm trying to install and use the 2.90.1 snapshot, purely because the > [io]streambuf_iterators are implemented, on a Solaris 2.6 system using egcs > 1.1. Downloaded the library today and it built okay, but I never got as far > as linking against the resulting files. That snapshot isn't really intended for use, just for inspection. > The idea is to > quickly and completely portably copy a file, so what I want, ideally, is > > // given an ifstream& IN and ofstream& OUT for this email > copy (istreambuf_iterator (IN), > istreambuf_iterator (), > ostreambuf_iterator (OUT)); > > I know there are only about a million ways to copy a file "completely > portably" in C++, but I was hoping for something short and elegant. :-) The most elegant way I know of to copy a file is OUT << IN.rdbuf(); Nathan Myers email@example.com