PHP | chdir() Function

PHP chdir() Function

Hello dear readers! welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the PHP chdir() Function.

The built-in PHP chdir() function changes PHP's current directory to the passed directory.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

bool chdir ( string $directory )

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description


The new current directory

Return Value

This built-in function returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.


Try out the below example -

   echo getcwd() . "\n";
   echo getcwd() . "\n";


When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -


Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the PHP chroot() Function.

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