FILEMOVE

The FILEMOVE command changes the name or location of a file that you specify. The new file name may be the same or different from the original name.

Syntax

FILEMOVE old-file-name new-file-name

Arguments

old-file-name

A text expression specifying the name of the file you want to move or rename. Unless the file is in the current directory, you must include the name of the directory object in the name of the file.

Note:

Directory objects are defined in the database, and they control access to directories and file in those directories. You can use the CDA command to identify and specify a current directory object. Contact your Oracle DBA for access rights to a directory object where your database user name can read and write files.
new-file-name

A text expression specifying the new name or location for the file. Unless the file is in the current directory, you must include the name of the directory object in the name of the file.

Examples

Moving a File

The following statement moves the file log.txt from your session's current directory object to file oldlog.txt in a directory object called backup.

FILECOPY 'log.txt' 'backup/oldlog.txt'