rename

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

renameRenames a file or directory

Description

rename ( string $oldname , string $newname [, resource $context ] ) : bool

Attempts to rename oldname to newname, moving it between directories if necessary. If renaming a file and newname exists, it will be overwritten. If renaming a directory and newname exists, this function will emit a warning.

Parameters

oldname

The old name.

Note:

The wrapper used in oldname must match the wrapper used in newname.

newname

The new name.

context

Note: Context support was added with PHP 5.0.0. For a description of contexts, refer to Streams.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Changelog

Version Description
5.3.1 rename() can now rename files across drives in Windows.

Examples

Example #1 Example with rename()

<?php
rename
("/tmp/tmp_file.txt""/home/user/login/docs/my_file.txt");
?>

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