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Posted on 2008-06-19
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Hello group,

I need to rename a file as soon as it is uploaded on server so I'm using rename function as following:

rename($flash_file, $_SERVER["DOCUMENT_ROOT"] . "/apps/game/flash/" . $modified_name);

What have I missed here?!

Thanks.
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Question by:akohan
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by:glcummins
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$new_filename = $_SERVER["DOCUMENT_ROOT"] . "/apps/game/flash/" . $modified_name;

if (file_exists($flash_file))
{
  if (is_writable($flash_file))
  {
      rename($flash_file, $new_filename);
  }
  else
  {
      die("$flash_file is not writable.");
  }
}
else
{
   die("$flash_file does not exist.");
}
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glcummins earned 500 total points
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Sorry, this may be a little better:
$new_filename = $_SERVER["DOCUMENT_ROOT"] . "/apps/game/flash/" . $modified_name;
 
if (file_exists($flash_file) && is_readable($flash_file))
{
  if (is_writable($new_filename))
  {
      rename($flash_file, $new_filename);
  }
  else
  {
      die("$newFilename is not writable.");
  }
}
else
{
   die("$flash_file does not exist or is not readable.");
}

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by:akohan
ID: 21826037


Yes, thank you so much. So what was wrong with calling rename() by itself? was the checking block?


Regards.
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by:glcummins
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The way you posted the first time, there was no checking (at least according to the way the question was posted). This method merely makes sure that everything is in place before actually trying to run the rename function. If any one of the checks fails, the rename() function will never run.
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by:akohan
ID: 21826797

Thanks for sharing it.

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