FileMove

Description

Moves an on-disk or in-memory file from one location to another on the server.

History

ColdFusion 8: Added this function.

Function syntax

FileMove(source, destination)

History

ColdFusion 8: Added this function.

Parameters

Parameter

Description

source

Pathname of the on-disk or in-memory file to move. If not an absolute path (starting with a drive letter and a colon, or a forward or backward slash), it is relative to the ColdFusion temporary directory, which is returned by the GetTempDirectory function.

destination

Pathname of the destination on-disk or in-memory directory or file. If not an absolute path, it is relative to the source directory.

Usage

Use the following syntax to specify an in-memory file, which is not written to disk. In-memory files speed processing of transient data.

ram:///filepath

The filepath can include directories, for example ram:///petStore/images/poodle.jpg. Create the directories in the path before you specify the file. For more information on using in-memory files, see Working with in-memory files in the Developing ColdFusion Applications.

Example

The following example moves the test1.txt file from the c:\testingdir\ directory to the c:\productiondir\ directory in Windows and renames the file test2.txt:

<h3>FileMove Example</h3> 
<cfset sourcefile="c:\testingdir\test1.txt"> 
<cfset destinationfile="c:\productiondir\test2.txt"> 
 
<cfif FileExists(#sourcefile#)> 
    <cfif FileExists(#destinationfile#)> 
        <cfoutput>The destination file already exists.</cfoutput> 
    <cfelse> 
        <cfscript> 
        FileMove(#sourcefile#, #destinationfile#); 
        </cfscript> 
        <cfoutput>Moved: #sourcefile# <br> 
            To: <br> #destinationfile#.</cfoutput><br> 
    </cfif> 
<cfelse> 
    <cfoutput>The source file does not exist.</cfoutput><br> 
</cfif>