Solved

PHP Copying files

Posted on 2014-04-21
2
352 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-21
I need to make a copy a a file and a folder using php.

the situation -

I have a file called 12345.json and a folder called 12345 with several images

I want to copy the file 12345.json to 12345-1.json and the folder to 12345-1

Can anyone please point me in the right direction.

Thank You.
0
Comment
Question by:JefferyBraun
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
Dan Craciun earned 500 total points
ID: 40013386
Here's a xcopy function, taken from here:
Simply add that to your code, then call it like:
xcopy("12345", "12345-1");
xcopy("12345.json", "12345-1.json");
/**
 * Copy a file, or recursively copy a folder and its contents
 * @param       string   $source    Source path
 * @param       string   $dest      Destination path
 * @param       string   $permissions New folder creation permissions
 * @return      bool     Returns true on success, false on failure
 */
function xcopy($source, $dest, $permissions = 0755)
{
    // Check for symlinks
    if (is_link($source)) {
        return symlink(readlink($source), $dest);
    }

    // Simple copy for a file
    if (is_file($source)) {
        return copy($source, $dest);
    }

    // Make destination directory
    if (!is_dir($dest)) {
        mkdir($dest, $permissions);
    }

    // Loop through the folder
    $dir = dir($source);
    while (false !== $entry = $dir->read()) {
        // Skip pointers
        if ($entry == '.' || $entry == '..') {
            continue;
        }

        // Deep copy directories
        xcopy("$source/$entry", "$dest/$entry");
    }

    // Clean up
    $dir->close();
    return true;
}

Open in new window

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:JefferyBraun
ID: 40013782
Thank You very much. This will do the trick.
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Introduction This article is intended for those who are new to PHP error handling (https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/11769/And-by-the-way-I-am-New-to-PHP.html).  It addresses one of the most common problems that plague beginning PHP develop…
Many old projects have bad code, but the budget doesn't exist to rewrite the codebase. You can update this code to be safer by introducing contemporary input validation, sanitation, and safer database queries.
The viewer will learn how to count occurrences of each item in an array.
The viewer will learn how to create a basic form using some HTML5 and PHP for later processing. Set up your basic HTML file. Open your form tag and set the method and action attributes.: (CODE) Set up your first few inputs one for the name and …

751 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question