$files->copy() method

Copy all files recursively from one directory ($src) to another directory ($dst)

Unlike PHP's copy() function, this method performs a recursive copy by default, ensuring that all files and directories in the source ($src) directory are duplicated in the destination ($dst) directory.

This method can also be used to copy single files. If a file is specified for $src, and only a path is specified for $dst, then the original filename will be retained in $dst.

Example

// Copy everything from /site/assets/cache/foo/ to /site/assets/cache/bar/
$copyFrom = $config->paths->cache . "foo/";
$copyTo = $config->paths->cache . "bar/";
$files->copy($copyFrom, $copyTo); 

Usage

// basic usage
$bool = $files->copy(string $src, string $dst);

// usage with all arguments
$bool = $files->copy(string $src, string $dst, $options = []);

Arguments

NameType(s)Description
srcstring

Path to copy files from, or filename to copy.

dststring

Path (or filename) to copy file(s) to. Directory is created if it doesn't already exist.

options (optional)bool, array

Array of options:

  • recursive (boolean): Whether to copy directories within recursively. (default=true)
  • allowEmptyDirs (boolean): Copy directories even if they are empty? (default=true)
  • limitPath (bool|string|array): Limit copy to within path given here, or true for site assets path (default=false).
  • Note that the limitPath option was added in 3.0.118.
  • If a boolean is specified for $options, it is assumed to be the recursive option.

Return value

bool

True on success, false on failure.

Exceptions

Method can throw exceptions on error:

  • WireException - if limitPath option is used and either $src or $dst is not allowed


$files methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.148

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