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The NAME statement changes the name of a file or directory to a new name.


NAME old_filename$ AS new_filename$


  • Filenames are variables or literal STRINGs in quotes. Paths can be included.
  • Long filenames can be used in QB64 only! Qbasic requires the DOS 8.3 (folder maximum of 8) naming convention.
  • If the two paths are different, the statement moves the original file to the new path and renames it.
  • If the path is the same or a path is not included, the original file is just renamed.
  • SHELL can use "REN " + filename$ + " " newname$ in DOS.
  • Path or filename errors are possible and should be handled in the program.
  • CAUTION: There is no prompt to continue or execution verification!

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