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PHP | file_exists() Function

PHP file_exists() 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 file_exists() Function.

The file_exists() function checks whether or not a file or directory exists.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

bool file_exists ( string $filename )

Return Value

This built-in function returns TRUE if the file or directory exists, FALSE otherwise.


Try out the below example -

   $filename = "/PhpProject/sample.txt";

   if(file_exists($filename)) {
      echo "The file $filename exists";
   } else {
      echo "The file $filenamedoes not exist";


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

The file /PhpProject/sample.txt exists

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 file_get_contents() Function.

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