I want copy all the files of a folder to another folder. So how to copy recursively in wordpress.

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    What files? From where to where? – kaiser Sep 25 '14 at 9:40
  • I want to copy all the files from one of my plugin inside plugins directory to the active theme directory. – Sabita Sahoo Sep 25 '14 at 9:50
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    Please: As (usual as) edit. Also, please read How to Ask. – kaiser Sep 25 '14 at 10:08

You can make use of the Filesystem API, especially the copy_dir() function - source - does seem to be what you are looking for. Take a look at the docblock from the above source link for a little bit more information:

* Copies a directory from one location to another via the WordPress Filesystem Abstraction.
* Assumes that WP_Filesystem() has already been called and setup.
* @since 2.5.0
* @param string $from source directory
* @param string $to destination directory
* @param array $skip_list a list of files/folders to skip copying
* @return mixed WP_Error on failure, True on success.

The (very) basic usage scenario would look like this:

global $wp_filesystem;

Unfortunately the Filesystem API isn't exactly well documented. You definitely should take a look at the linked codex article. One additional (almost always) linked source of information would be the article by @Otto:

Besides that there are some Q&A's on here which might be helpful:

Note, the above are just a small sample, use the search to find more. Last but not least, to take a closer look at the source to learn and know more about it should definitely be on your agenda.

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