Copy Files And Folders From One Directory Into Another

I have files in

and I would like to copy all of them into

I'd like to copy all of the subdirectories and files that are in

and I would like to be able to use a form of some sort to name the
file I want to copy, and create the folder I'd like to copy it to,
such as newfolder.

How can I use a form to create a new folder on the server?

How can I use a form to name the old folder I want to copy everything
from, then create the name of the new folder I want to copy everything
into, and then copy?


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$mirror = '/var/www/html/copy2';
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