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Moving when a file already exists with that name

Question asked by dallinns on Nov 28, 2011
Latest reply on Mar 17, 2015 by muralidharand
I have a webscript set to move a file to a different folder. If, for example, I have a file named "dog.jpg" and I move it into a different folder that already has a file named "dog.jpg" then the script will just time out. I tried to catch the error and then do something else, but it just seems to time out rather than return false when there is a problem with the .move function.

my script looks like this:

destNode = search.findNode("workspace://SpacesStore/"+url.templateArgs.destNodeId);

nodeToMove = search.findNode("workspace://SpacesStore/"+url.templateArgs.nodeToMoveId);

var success = nodeToMove.move(destNode);


   var originalName =;
   for(var i = 1; !success; i++){ = originalName + '('+i+')';;
      success = nodeToMove.move(destNode);

Does anyone know how I can handle this situation? How can I force a rename when there is already an existing file with that name?