What is PhpDig?
PhpDig is a PHP MySQL based
Web Spider & Search Engine.



copy — Copies a file.


bool copy(from, to);
string from: Original file
string to: Pathname for copy


TRUE on success; FALSE on failure


Makes a copy of the specified file. Depends on file permissions - if the user your script runs as is not allowed to access the file and/or directories required to copy the file, the call fails.


3.0.10, 3.0.11: Seems to have problems copying uploaded files (reported for Windows NT SP4).


Example 302. Create a backup copy of a file

$file = "file";
$file_new = $file . ".backup";

if (!copy($file, $file_new)) {
    echo ("Could not create a backup copy of the file");

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