PHP | dirname() Function

PHP dirname() Function

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP dirname() Function.

The built-in dirname() function returns the directory name from a path. The dirname() function is used to parent directory's path.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

string dirname ( string path )

This built-in PHP function returns the path of a parent directory which includes a dot ('.') if the path has no slashes, indicating the current directory.

Return Value

This PHP function returns the path of the parent directory.


Try out the below example -

   echo dirname("C:/PhpProject/index.php") . "\n";
   echo dirname("/PhpProject/index.php");


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 disk_free_space() Function.

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