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Bug #36844 Rename file does not work in file already exists
Submitted: 2006-03-24 13:32 UTC Modified: 2006-03-24 13:33 UTC
From: astro101 at hotmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Directory function related
PHP Version: 5.1.3RC1 OS: Win XP SP2
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2006-03-24 13:32 UTC] astro101 at hotmail dot com
When trying to rename a file to a file name that already exists script fails

Reproduce code:
$file = fopen($filename, 'w');
fwrite($file, "Data");
$rv = rename($filename,$Exitingfile);

Expected result:
I would expect the existing file to be overidden and now have the new data in it.

Actual result:
The existing file remains aswell as the new file.


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