Function 56h Rename a File entry AH 56h DS:DX pointer to ASCIIZ old pathname ES:DI pointer to ASCIIZ new pathname return CF clear successful rename set AX error code (2, 3, 5, 11h) note 1) Works with files in same drive only 2) Global characters not allowed in filename 3) The name of a file is its full pathname. The file's full pathname can be changed, while leaving the actual FILENAME.EXT unchanged. Changing the pathname allows the file to be "moved" from subdirectory to subdirectory on a logical drive without actually copying the file. 4) DOS 3.x allows renaming of directories 5) DOS 2.x only: this function renames file by creating a new directory entry with the new name, then marking the old entry deleted 6) This function does not set the archive attribute which results in incremental backups not backing up the file under its new name
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