(PHP 3, PHP 4 >= 4.0.0)

copy -- Copies file


int copy ( string source, string dest)

Makes a copy of a file. Returns TRUE if the copy succeeded, FALSE otherwise.

Example 1. copy() example

if (!copy($file, $file.'.bak')) {
    print ("failed to copy $file...<br>\n");

Note: As of PHP 4.3.0, both source and dest may be URLs if the "fopen wrappers" have been enabled. See fopen() for more details.


If the destination file already exists, it will be overwritten.

See also move_uploaded_file(), rename(), and the section of the manual about handling file uploads.