PHP | rename() Function

PHP rename() Function

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP rename() Function.

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


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.


Try out the below example -

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


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

file renamed successfully

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

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