function hook_file_move

7.x system.api.php hook_file_move($file, $source)
8.x file.api.php hook_file_move(Drupal\file\FileInterface $file, Drupal\file\FileInterface $source)

Respond to a file that has been moved.


$file: The updated file object after the move.

$source: The original file object before the move.

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3 functions implement hook_file_move()

Note: this list is generated by pattern matching, so it may include some functions that are not actually implementations of this hook.

file_test_file_move in drupal/modules/simpletest/tests/file_test.module
Implements hook_file_move().
image_file_move in drupal/modules/image/image.module
Implements hook_file_move().
user_file_move in drupal/modules/user/user.module
Implements hook_file_move().
1 invocation of hook_file_move()
file_move in drupal/includes/
Moves a file to a new location and update the file's database entry.


drupal/modules/system/system.api.php, line 2934
Hooks provided by Drupal core and the System module.


function hook_file_move($file, $source) {
  $file_user = user_load($file->uid);
  // Make sure that the file name starts with the owner's user name.
  if (strpos($file->filename, $file_user->name) !== 0) {
    $file->filename = $file_user->name . '_' . $file->filename;

    watchdog('file', t('Moved file %source has been renamed to %destination', array('%source' => $source->filename, '%destination' => $file->filename)));