Summery Summery

Moves a file.

Syntax Syntax

WP_Filesystem_Direct::move( string $source, string $destination, bool $overwrite = false )

Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) Path to the source file.


(string) (Required) Path to the destination file.


(bool) (Optional) Whether to overwrite the destination file if it exists.

Default value: false

Return Return

(bool) True on success, false on failure.

Source Source

File: wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-direct.php

	 *                               Default false.
	 * @param int|false $mode        Optional. The permissions as octal number, usually 0644 for files,
	 *                               0755 for dirs. Default false.
	 * @return bool True on success, false on failure.
	public function copy( $source, $destination, $overwrite = false, $mode = false ) {
		if ( ! $overwrite && $this->exists( $destination ) ) {
			return false;

		$rtval = copy( $source, $destination );

		if ( $mode ) {
			$this->chmod( $destination, $mode );

		return $rtval;


Changelog Changelog

Version Description
2.5.0 Introduced.


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