g_file_set_display_name (
  GFile* file,
  const char* display_name,
  GCancellable* cancellable,
  GError** error


Renames file to the specified display name.

The display name is converted from UTF-8 to the correct encoding for the target filesystem if possible and the file is renamed to this.

If you want to implement a rename operation in the user interface the edit name (G_FILE_ATTRIBUTE_STANDARD_EDIT_NAME) should be used as the initial value in the rename widget, and then the result after editing should be passed to g_file_set_display_name().

On success the resulting converted filename is returned.

If cancellable is not NULL, then the operation can be cancelled by triggering the cancellable object from another thread. If the operation was cancelled, the error G_IO_ERROR_CANCELLED will be returned.


display_name const char*

A string.

 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
 The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.
cancellable GCancellable

Optional GCancellable object, NULL to ignore.

 The argument can be NULL.
 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
error GError **
  The return location for a GError*, or NULL.

Return value

Returns: GFile

A GFile specifying what file was renamed to, or NULL if there was an error. Free the returned object with g_object_unref().

 The caller of the method takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.