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  1. #1
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    Apr 2005
    Lahore, Pakistan
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    how to rename file at run time

    i have a php form , in which i have some controls. On a form there is a "File Field" control. When user select any file from browse button, the file will be uploaded successfully.

    But i need some modifications.

    I want that when user upload a new file, the php code rename the file and add some random string with the file name.

    How can i do this, i spend many time on this module, but i am unable to do it.

    Please help in this regard.

  • #2
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    Perth Australia
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    I assume you are using copy() or move_uploaded_file() to move the temporary file (from $_FILES['fieldname']['tmp_name'] to somewhere else ?

    if so simply rename there

    PHP Code:
    =uniqid(mktime()); //thats a big filename ;) best revise
    copy$_FILES['fieldname']['tmp_name'] , '/home/blah/'.$u.$_FILES['fieldname']['name']);
    resistance is...

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