WP_Filesystem_Direct::copy( string $source, string $destination, bool $overwrite = false, int|false $mode = false ): bool

Copies a file.


$source string Required
Path to the source file.
$destination string Required
Path to the destination file.
$overwrite bool Optional
Whether to overwrite the destination file if it exists.

Default: false

$mode int|false Optional
The permissions as octal number, usually 0644 for files, 0755 for dirs.

Default: false

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bool True on success, false on failure.

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File: wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-direct.php. View all references

public function copy( $source, $destination, $overwrite = false, $mode = false ) {
	if ( ! $overwrite && $this->exists( $destination ) ) {
		return false;

	$rtval = copy( $source, $destination );

	if ( $mode ) {
		$this->chmod( $destination, $mode );

	return $rtval;

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Version Description
2.5.0 Introduced.

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