stat failed for index.php in file.php
Copied wordpress files to a subfolder at a web host and ran install.php from wp-admin. Pretty sure all the files were copied okay to wp-includes and wp-admin/includes. Error is fileperms():stat failed for index.php in wp-admin\includes\file.php line 1423 which contains (fileperms(ABSPATH.'index.php') & 0777|0644)). I recognize those numbers as parameters for different systems such as permissions. I assume the path is recognized and that the numbers are standard. Its probably a simple understanding for a professional (that's part of the title of the book, but it would take me longer than I have to get to that level). Thanks for the answer.