PHP | dirname() Function

PHP dirname() 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 dirname() Function.

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

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

string dirname ( string path )


This 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.

Example

Try out the below example -

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

Output

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

C:/PhpProject
/PhpProject


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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