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PHP copy() function (with example)

Hey everyone,

I have a question about the PHP copy() function. I'm fairly new to PHP programming and I'm working on a project where I need to copy a file from one location to another. I came across the copy() function in PHP, but I'm not sure how to use it correctly.

Could someone please provide me with a simple example of how to use the copy() function? It would be really helpful if you could explain the parameters that need to be passed and what they mean.

Thank you in advance for your help!

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Hey there,

I'd be happy to share my experience using the PHP copy() function with you. When I first started using PHP, I had a similar question and I found the copy() function to be quite useful.

So, let's say you have a file called "original.txt" located in a directory called "old_folder". And you want to copy this file to another directory called "new_folder". Here's how you can use the copy() function to achieve that:

$source = 'old_folder/original.txt'; // Specify the source file path
$destination = 'new_folder/original.txt'; // Specify the destination file path

if (copy($source, $destination)) {
echo "File copied successfully!";
} else {
echo "Oops! Something went wrong.";

In this example, the $source variable holds the path of the original file and the $destination variable holds the path where you want to copy that file. By passing these two paths as arguments to the copy() function, you can copy the file from the source location to the destination location.

The copy() function returns a boolean value. If the copy operation is successful, it returns true and you can print a success message. If something goes wrong during the copy process, it returns false and you can print a failure message instead.

I hope this example helps you understand how to use the PHP copy() function. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask!

Best regards,
[Your Name]


Hey there,

I'd be glad to share my personal experience with the PHP copy() function. When I first encountered this function, I found it to be a useful tool for file manipulation tasks in PHP.

To use the copy() function effectively, you must specify the source and destination paths of the file you want to copy. The function accepts two arguments: the source path and the destination path.

Here's an example snippet that demonstrates the usage of the PHP copy() function:

$sourceFile = 'path/to/source/file.txt'; // Set the source file path
$destinationFile = 'path/to/destination/file.txt'; // Set the destination file path

if (copy($sourceFile, $destinationFile)) {
echo "File copied successfully!";
} else {
echo "Sorry, file copying failed.";

In the above code, make sure to replace `'path/to/source/file.txt'` with the actual path of the file you want to copy and `'path/to/destination/file.txt'` with the desired location where you want the file to be copied.

After the copy() function is executed, it returns a boolean value indicating if the operation was successful or not. If the file copying is successful, you'll see the "File copied successfully!" message. Otherwise, the "Sorry, file copying failed." message will be displayed.

Feel free to let me know if you have any further questions or need additional assistance!

Best regards,
[Your Name]

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