PHP | chown() Function

PHP chown() 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 chown() Function.

The built-in PHP chown() function changes the owner of a specified file.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

bool chown ( string filename, mixed user )

The above built-in PHP function attempts to change the owner of a file: filename to the user (specified by name or number), and only the superuser may change the owner of a file.

Return Value

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


Try out the below example -

   // File name and username to use
   $file_name= "index.php";
   $path = "/PhpProject/backup: " . $file_name ;
   $user_name = "root";

   // Set the user
   chown($path, $user_name);


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

/PhpProject/backup: index.php

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 clearstatcache() Function.

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