This is a wrapper for drive_mv() that only renames a file. If you would like to rename AND move the file, see drive_mv().

drive_rename(file, name = NULL, overwrite = NA, verbose = deprecated())

Arguments

file

Something that identifies the file of interest on your Google Drive. Can be a name or path, a file id or URL marked with as_id(), or a dribble.

name

Character. Name you would like the file to have.

overwrite

Logical, indicating whether to check for a pre-existing file at the targetted "filepath". The quotes around "filepath" refer to the fact that Drive does not impose a 1-to-1 relationship between filepaths and files, like a typical file system; read more about that in drive_get().

  • NA (default): Just do the operation, even if it results in multiple files with the same filepath.

  • TRUE: Check for a pre-existing file at the filepath. If there is zero or one, move a pre-existing file to the trash, then carry on. Note that the new file does not inherit any properties from the old one, such as sharing or publishing settings. It will have a new file ID. An error is thrown if two or more pre-existing files are found.

  • FALSE: Error if there is any pre-existing file at the filepath.

Note that existence checks, based on filepath, are expensive operations, i.e. they require additional API calls.

verbose

[Deprecated] This logical argument to individual googledrive functions is deprecated. To globally suppress googledrive messaging, use options(googledrive_quiet = TRUE) (the default behaviour is to emit informational messages). To suppress messaging in a more limited way, use the helpers local_drive_quiet() or with_drive_quiet().

Value

An object of class dribble, a tibble with one row per file.

Examples

# Create a file to rename
file <- drive_create("file-to-rename")
#> Created Drive file:
#>file-to-rename <id: 1hREAFUUfb1oUCogEBqZwNbB-M26vlB_->
#> With MIME type:
#>application/octet-stream

# Rename it
file <- drive_rename(file, name = "renamed-file")
#> Original file:
#>file-to-rename <id: 1hREAFUUfb1oUCogEBqZwNbB-M26vlB_->
#> Has been renamed:
#>renamed-file <id: 1hREAFUUfb1oUCogEBqZwNbB-M26vlB_->

# `overwrite = FALSE` errors if something already exists at target filepath
# THIS WILL ERROR!
drive_create("name-squatter-rename")
#> Created Drive file:
#>name-squatter-rename <id: 1eBgzhtUD3s0Av3vmcvHHvEPs130qtW8a>
#> With MIME type:
#>application/octet-stream
drive_rename(file, name = "name-squatter-rename", overwrite = FALSE)
#> Error: 1 item already exists at the target filepath and `overwrite = FALSE`:
#>name-squatter-rename <id: 1eBgzhtUD3s0Av3vmcvHHvEPs130qtW8a>

# `overwrite = TRUE` moves the existing item to trash, then proceeds
file <- drive_rename(file, name = "name-squatter-rename", overwrite = TRUE)
#> File trashed:
#>name-squatter-rename <id: 1eBgzhtUD3s0Av3vmcvHHvEPs130qtW8a>
#> Original file:
#>renamed-file <id: 1hREAFUUfb1oUCogEBqZwNbB-M26vlB_->
#> Has been renamed:
#>name-squatter-rename <id: 1hREAFUUfb1oUCogEBqZwNbB-M26vlB_->

# Clean up
drive_rm(file)
#> File deleted:
#>name-squatter-rename <id: 1hREAFUUfb1oUCogEBqZwNbB-M26vlB_->