Rename

Zend\Filter\File\Rename can be used to rename a file and/or move a file to a new path.

Supported Options

The following set of options are supported:

  • target (string) default: "*"

    Target filename or directory, the new name of the source file.

  • source (string) default: "*"

    Source filename or directory which will be renamed.

    Used to match the filtered file with an options set.

  • overwrite (boolean) default: false

    Shall existing files be overwritten?

    If the file is unable to be moved into the target path, a Zend\Filter\Exception\RuntimeException will be thrown.

  • randomize (boolean) default: false

    Shall target files have a random postfix attached? The random postfix will be a uniqid('_') after the file name and before the extension.

    For example, "file.txt" will be randomized to "file_4b3403665fea6.txt"

An array of option sets is also supported, where a single Rename filter instance can filter several files using different options. The options used for the filtered file will be matched from the source option in the options set.

Usage Examples

Move all filtered files to a different directory:

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// 'target' option is assumed if param is a string
$filter = new \Zend\Filter\File\Rename("/tmp/");
echo $filter->filter("./myfile.txt");
// File has been moved to "/tmp/myfile.txt"

Rename all filtered files to a new name:

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$filter = new \Zend\Filter\File\Rename("/tmp/newfile.txt");
echo $filter->filter("./myfile.txt");
// File has been renamed to "/tmp/newfile.txt"

Move to a new path and randomize file names:

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$filter = new \Zend\Filter\File\Rename(array(
    "target"    => "/tmp/newfile.txt",
    "randomize" => true,
));
echo $filter->filter("./myfile.txt");
// File has been renamed to "/tmp/newfile_4b3403665fea6.txt"

Configure different options for several possible source files:

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$filter = new \Zend\Filter\File\Rename(array(
    array(
        "source"    => "fileA.txt"
        "target"    => "/dest1/newfileA.txt",
        "overwrite" => true,
    ),
    array(
        "source"    => "fileB.txt"
        "target"    => "/dest2/newfileB.txt",
        "randomize" => true,
    ),
));
echo $filter->filter("fileA.txt");
// File has been renamed to "/dest1/newfileA.txt"
echo $filter->filter("fileB.txt");
// File has been renamed to "/dest2/newfileB_4b3403665fea6.txt"

Public Methods

The specific public methods for the Rename filter, besides the common filter() method, are as follows:

getFile()

Returns the files to rename and their new name and location

Return type:array
setFile(string|array $options)

Sets the file options for renaming. Removes any previously set file options.

Parameters:$options – See Supported Options section for more information.
addFile(string|array $options)

Adds file options for renaming to the current list of file options.

Parameters:$options – See Supported Options section for more information.
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