Documentation for method move

Documentation for method move, assembled from the following types:

class IO::Path

From IO::Path

(IO::Path) routine move

method move(IO::Path:D: IO() $to:$createonly --> Bool:D)
sub    move(IO() $fromIO() $to:$createonly --> Bool:D)

Copies a file and then removes the original. If removal fails, it's possible to end up with two copies of the file. Returns True on success; fails with X::IO::Move if :$createonly is True and the $to path already exists or if the operation failed for some other reason.

To avoid copying, you can use rename, if the files are on the same storage device. It also works with directories, while move does not.