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_copy_image_file( string $attachment_id )

This function’s access is marked private. This means it is not intended for use by plugin or theme developers, only in other core functions. It is listed here for completeness.

Copy an existing image file.

Description

Parameters

$attachment_id

(string) (Required) Attachment ID.

Return

(string|false) New file path on success, false on failure.

Source

File: wp-admin/includes/image.php

function _copy_image_file( $attachment_id ) {
	$dst_file = $src_file = get_attached_file( $attachment_id );
	if ( ! file_exists( $src_file ) ) {
		$src_file = _load_image_to_edit_path( $attachment_id );
	}

	if ( $src_file ) {
		$dst_file = str_replace( wp_basename( $dst_file ), 'copy-' . wp_basename( $dst_file ), $dst_file );
		$dst_file = dirname( $dst_file ) . '/' . wp_unique_filename( dirname( $dst_file ), wp_basename( $dst_file ) );

		/*
		 * The directory containing the original file may no longer
		 * exist when using a replication plugin.
		 */
		wp_mkdir_p( dirname( $dst_file ) );

		if ( ! @copy( $src_file, $dst_file ) ) {
			$dst_file = false;
		}
	} else {
		$dst_file = false;
	}

	return $dst_file;
}

Changelog

Version Description
3.4.0 Introduced.

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https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/_copy_image_file