RenameDirectory

RenameDirectory["dir1","dir2"]

renames the directory dir1 to dir2.

Details

  • dir1 must already exist; dir2 must not.
  • RenameDirectory sets the modification date for dir2 to be the same as for dir1.
  • RenameDirectory returns the full new directory name, or $Failed if the directory cannot be renamed.
  • File["dir"] may be used to specify a directory name.

Examples

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Basic Examples  (1)

Copy a directory:

List of files in the directory:

Rename the directory:

Delete the directory:

Scope  (1)

Rename a directory specified by the File object:

Introduced in 1991
 (2.0)
 |
Updated in 2016
 (11.0)