It sounds like you are looking for the rename() function. This function
renames (also known as move) a file.
You can find out more about rename() at
On Mon, 2002-11-11 at 21:42, @ Nilaab wrote:
> Which built-in PHP functions would I use to move a file from one directory
> into another? I'm thinking that this requires more than one function to
> achieve what I want.
> What approaches should I take? Do I need to copy the file into a temporary
> directory first and then move it to the destination directory? Or Is it
> possible for me to move the file directly from one directory into another?
> The functions I read about so far are copy() and move_uploaded_file(), but
> the move_uploaded_file() function seems to work only when the file is
> uploaded from an HTML form, or am I wrong?
> Just looking for some direction.
> - Nilaab
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