Hi I want users to be able to upload new images that overwrite old images but I am struggling. The original upload and naming works fine but I want any new images to have the same name, so I unlink the original before uploading the new image, is this the correct way to do it?

If it is then I am doing something wrong as it does not put the new image in. I think it may be something to do with unlinking, I don't really get how to do it, the file $new_file_name is in /upload/ and here is the code I have:

if(file_exists("upload/' . $new_file_name . '")) unlink("upload/' . $new_file_name . '");

I don't know how to put $new_file_name in there, could someone help?

Thanks

if (file_exists("upload/$new_file_name")) 
    unlink("upload/$new_file_name");

Thanks pritaeas. However I was wrong that wasn't the problem... it still isn't working, CHMOD is set to 777 so I do not know why, I would be very grateful if you could have a look:

$link = mysql_connect(''''''); 
if (!$link) { 
    die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error()); 
} else { echo 'connected'; }
mysql_select_db(); 

$pagename = $_POST['pagename'];
$pagename = mysql_real_escape_string($pagename);

echo $pagename;

$query = ("SELECT * FROM bands WHERE PageName='$pagename'");

$result = mysql_query($query);

$row = mysql_fetch_array($result);

$bandid = $row['id'];

$allowedExts = array("jpg", "jpeg", "gif", "png");
$extension = end(explode(".", $_FILES["ufile"]["name"]));
if ((($_FILES["ufile"]["type"] == "image/gif")
|| ($_FILES["ufile"]["type"] == "image/jpeg")
|| ($_FILES["ufile"]["type"] == "image/pjpeg"))
&& ($_FILES["ufile"]["size"] < 20000)
&& in_array($extension, $allowedExts))
  {
  if ($_FILES["file"]["error"] > 0)
    {
    echo "Return Code: " . $_FILES["ufile"]["error"] . "<br />";
    }
else {
$file_name = $HTTP_POST_FILES['ufile']['name'];

$random_digit= $bandid ;

$new_file_name=$random_digit.'.'.$extension;

if (file_exists("upload/$new_file_name")) 
    unlink("upload/$new_file_name");

$path= "upload/".$new_file_name;
if($ufile !=none)
{
if(copy($HTTP_POST_FILES['ufile']['tmp_name'], $path))
{
echo "Successful<BR/>"; 

echo "File Name :".$new_file_name."<BR/>"; 

echo "File Size :".$HTTP_POST_FILES['ufile']['size']."<BR/>"; 

echo "File Type :".$HTTP_POST_FILES['ufile']['type']."<BR/>"; 

echo $bandid;

$buery = ("UPDATE bands SET imageurl = '$path' WHERE id='$bandid'");

$besult = mysql_query($buery); { echo 'inserted';}
}
else
{
echo "Error";
}
}
}
  }

Thanks in advance

it still isn't working

What's not working?

Instead of copy you should try move_uploaded_file

Hi, I changed it to move_uploaded_file but still having problems. It doesn't echo any of the messages after move_uploaded_file, and the file isn't uploaded, and as it works if there is no file uploaded already with that name I think the issue is with this part:

if (file_exists("upload/$new_file_name")) 
    unlink("upload/$new_file_name");
$path= "upload/".$new_file_name;
if($ufile !=none)
{
if(move_uploaded_file($HTTP_POST_FILES['ufile']['tmp_name'], $path))
{

But I have never done this so don't really know what the problem is.

THanks

Hi there is nothing in the error log, are there any error reporting lines I can put in to help?

Thanks