Golang : Move file to another directory

So far, Go does not have a function to directly move file to different folders. We have to provide our own method to do that.

First way is to use the os.Rename method. We are going to move a file \Folder_A\file.txt to \Folder_B\file.txt


 package main

 import (

 func main() {

 err :=  os.Rename("\Folder_A\file.txt", "\Folder_B\file.txt")

 if err != nil {

the second method is Copy file to target destination and Delete file at source. It was covered in this Copy file in Go tutorial. All you need to do is to specify the target destination and delete the file at source after copying.

  See also : Golang : Rename file

By Adam Ng

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