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Renames a file or directory

Syntax

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

Parameters

oldname

The old name.

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

newname

The new name.

Note: On Windows, if newname already exists, it must be writable. Otherwise rename() fails and issues E_WARNING.

context

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

Return

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

oldname newname

<?

$oldname = "/old/directory/oldfile.txt";
$newname = "/new/directory/newfile.txt";

$return = rename($oldname, $newname);

var_export($return);

?>
true

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