PHP | rename() Function

PHP rename() Function


Hello dear readers! welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the PHP rename() Function.

The built-in PHP rename() function renames a file or directory.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

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


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

Return Value

This PHP function returns true on success, or false on failure.

Example

Try out the below example -

<?php
   rename("/PhpProject/sample.txt", "/PhpProject/php/sample1.txt");
   echo "file renamed successfully";
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

file renamed successfully


Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial guide. In our next tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the PHP rewind() Function.

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