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Description

Moves a file from one location to another on the server.

Syntax

<cffile  
    action = "move" 
    destination = "full pathname"  
    source = "full pathname" 
    attributes = "file attributes list" 
    charset = "character set option" 
    mode = "mode">
Note: You can specify this tag’s attributes in an attributeCollection attribute whose value is a structure. Specify the structure name in the attributeCollection attribute and use the tag’s attribute names as structure keys.

See also

cfdirectory

History

See the History section of the main cffile tag page.

Attributes

Attribute

Req/Opt

Default

Description

action

Required

Type of file manipulation that the tag performs.

destination

Required

Pathname of the destination directory or file. If not an absolute path, it is relative to the source directory.

source

Required

Pathname of the file to move.

If not an absolute path (starting with a drive letter and a colon, or a forward or backward slash), it is relative to the ColdFusion temporary directory, which is returned by the GetTempDirectory function.

attributes

Optional

Applies to Windows. A comma-delimited list of attributes to set on the file.

If omitted, the file’s attributes are maintained.

Each value must be specified explicitly. For example, if you specify attributes="readOnly", all other attributes are overwritten.

  • readOnly

  • hidden

  • normal

charset

Optional

JVM default file character set

The character encoding in which the file contents is encoded. The following list includes commonly used values:

  • utf-8

  • iso-8859-1

  • windows-1252

  • us-ascii

  • shift_jis

  • iso-2022-jp

  • euc-jp

  • euc-kr

  • big5

  • euc-cn

  • utf-16

For more information character encodings, see www.w3.org/International/O-charset.html.

mode

Optional

Applies only to UNIX and Linux. Permissions. Octal values of UNIX chmod command. Assigned to owner, group, and other, respectively; for example:

  • 644: assigns read/write permission to owner; read permission to group and other.

  • 777: assigns read/write/execute permission to all.

Example

The following example moves the keymemo.doc file from the c:\files\upload\ directory to the c:\files\memo\ directory in Windows:

<cffile  
    action = "move"  
    source = "c:\files\upload\keymemo.doc"  
    destination = "c:\files\memo\">

In this example, the destination directory is “memo.”