In 'mymodule', i try to override a menu url with hook_menu_alter, like this :

global $base_url;

$items['node/%node/delete'] = array(
  'page arguments' => array('myfunction', 1),
  'file' => $base_url .'/'. drupal_get_path('module', 'mymodule') .'/includes/custom_node_delete_confirm.inc',

I have an error because the file path is relative and begins with a "/"

Failed opening required

and this doesn't work too:

'file' => 'includes/custom_node_delete_confirm.inc'

How can i do this ? Thank You

2 Answers 2


You can set the file path explicitly:

file path: The path to the directory containing the file specified in "file". This defaults to the path to the module implementing the hook.

So your code might look like:

$items['node/%node/delete']['page arguments'] = array('myfunction', 1);
$items['node/%node/delete']['file'] = 'includes/custom_node_delete_confirm.inc';
$items['node/%node/delete']['file path'] = drupal_get_path('module', 'mymodule');

Be careful not to completely overwrite an existing router item unless you absolutely need to, in your example you're removing the required access callback/access arguments, and also the title; instead only change the values you need to as in the example above.

  • 1
    It works, and you are right, i just need to override "page arguments" and "file". Thank you
    – pico34
    Commented Mar 21, 2013 at 13:20

Try out this

'file' => drupal_get_path('module', 'mymodule') . '/includes/custom_node_delete_confirm.inc',
  • 1
    doesn't work :Failed opening required 'modules/node/sites/all/modules/mymodule/includes/custom_node_delete_confirm.inc
    – pico34
    Commented Mar 21, 2013 at 13:16
  • because the module implementing the hook is the node module
    – pico34
    Commented Mar 21, 2013 at 13:32
  • This does not work because the file attribute already uses the full path to the original module location, like that: Warning: require_once(/var/www/drupal/sites/all/modules/old_module/sites/all/modules/new_module/new_module.pages.inc): failed to open stream: No such file or directory.
    – q9f
    Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 7:51

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