Using rename() C function to change a filename

 

Compiler: Visual C++ Express Edition 2005

Compiled on Platform: Windows Xp Pro with SP2

Header file: Standard

Additional library: none/default

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Other info:

To do: Using rename() C function to change a filename in C program

To show: How to use the rename() C function to rename a file with new name

 

// Using rename() function to change a filename

#include <stdio.h>

 

void main(void)

{

char oldname[80], newname[80];

 

printf("Enter current filename: ");

gets_s(oldname, 80);

printf("Enter new name for file: ");

gets_s(newname, 80);

if(rename(oldname, newname) == 0)

{

printf("%s has been rename %s.\n", oldname, newname);

}

else

{

fprintf(stderr, "An error has occurred renaming %s.\n", oldname);

}

}

 

Output example:

 

Enter current filename: C:\testsix.txt

Enter new name for file: C:\newsix.txt

C:\testsix.txt has been rename C:\newsix.txt.

Press any key to continue . . .

 

 

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