rename

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

renameRenames a file or directory

Description

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

Attempts to rename oldname to newname.

Parameters

oldname

Note:

The old name. 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 Stream Functions.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Changelog

Version Description
5.0.0 rename() can now also be used with some URL wrappers. Refer to List of Supported Protocols/Wrappers for a listing of which wrappers support rename().
4.3.3 rename() is now able to rename files across partitions on *nix based systems.

Examples

Example #1 Example with rename()

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

See Also