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Hi,

New to PHP and looking for a script to move all pdf's from one directory or folder to another.  I found a script in the archives here I thought could be modified.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
<?php

$sourceDir = "/";
$targetDir = "/";
 
if ( $dh = opendir($sourceDir) )
{
    while(false !== ($fileName = readdir($dh)))
    {
        if (!in_array($fileName, array('.','..')))
        {
            rename($sourceDir.$fileName, $targetDir.$fileName);
        }
    }
}
 
?>

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This script looks fine if you place the right, DIFFERENT values at lines 3 and 4.

You might however stumble on lots of different problems, depending on your PHP versions and access rights.

To make it short:
- if both dirs are subdirs of the dir where the script runs, you will presumably avoid lots of troubles
- you might face access rights problem on both directories:
-- check manually that target dir exists and if not, either create it manually if your run is a one shot, or place a dir-creation function in your script and check that it works
-- check that you have the right to delete from the source dir and the right to write in the target dir

Finally, have a look at page http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.rename.php where it seems that there might be in some case a problem if you are moving files from one partition to the other... but that should not really be a problem if both subdirs are "under" the current dir.
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