I was wondering if it is possible to change the name of the file to be uploaded. I mean what I am trying to do is that, the user uploads a file which may have some special characters like special characters in some European languages.
What I am planning to do is that before using the move_uploaded_file command is it possible to change/preg_replace the special characters with normal characters, so that the file is uploaded and stored with the new name which has only normal characters.
// Get the original file name from $_FILES $file_name= $_FILES['file']['name']; // Remove any characters you don't want // The below code will remove anything that is not a-z, 0-9 or a dot. $file_name = preg_replace("/[^a-zA-Z0-9.]/", "", $file_name); // Get the location of the folder to upload into $location = 'path/to/dir/'; // Use move_uploaded_file() move_uploaded_file($_FILES["file"]["tmp_name"], $location.$file_name);