PHP | file_exists() Function

PHP file_exists() 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 file_exists() Function.

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

Syntax

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.

Example

Try out the below example -

<?php
   $filename = "/PhpProject/sample.txt";

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

Output

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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