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PHP | filectime() Function

PHP filectime() 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 filectime() Function.

The PHP filectime() function returns the last modification time of the specified file. This function can check the daily modification of a file and also the modification of inode.

The inode modification simply refers to the modification of authority, owner, user group or modification of metadata.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

int filectime ( string $filename )

The result of this built-in PHP function can be cached, and the clearstatcache() can be used to clear the cache. The filemtime() can be used to return the last modification time of the file content.

Return Value

It returns the last modification time of a file as a Unix timestamp if successful, else it is going to return false if it fails.


Try out the below example -

   echo filectime("/PhpProject/sample.txt");
   echo "\n";
   echo "Last change: ".date("F d Y H:i:s.",filectime("/PhpProject/sample.txt"));


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

Last change: May 23 2020 09:12:36.

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

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