RenameFile

RenameFile[file1,file2]

renames file1 to file2.

Details and Options

  • file1 must already exist; file2 must not.
  • RenameFile sets the modification date for file2 to be the same as for file1.
  • RenameFile returns the full new file name, or $Failed if the file cannot be renamed.
  • RenameFile works on cloud objects, changing their cloud file names but not their UUIDs.
  • RenameFile works on local objects.
  • Files can be specified either using "path" or File["path"].
  • RenameFile has the following option:
  • OverwriteTargetFalsewhether to overwrite if the target file already exists

Examples

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Basic Examples  (1)

Copy a file:

Rename the file:

Import the renamed file:

Delete the file:

Scope  (2)

Rename a file specified by the File object:

RenameFile works on local objects:

Wolfram Research (1991), RenameFile, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/RenameFile.html (updated 2020).

Text

Wolfram Research (1991), RenameFile, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/RenameFile.html (updated 2020).

BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2021_renamefile, author="Wolfram Research", title="{RenameFile}", year="2020", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/RenameFile.html}", note=[Accessed: 23-October-2021 ]}

BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2021_renamefile, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={RenameFile}, year={2020}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/RenameFile.html}, note=[Accessed: 23-October-2021 ]}

CMS

Wolfram Language. 1991. "RenameFile." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2020. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/RenameFile.html.

APA

Wolfram Language. (1991). RenameFile. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/RenameFile.html