PHP | fileowner() Function

PHP fileowner() 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 fileowner() Function.

The built-in PHP fileowner() function returns the user ID (owner) of the specified file.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

int fileowner ( string $filename )

The result of this built-in function can be cached, so we can make use of clearstatcache() function to clear the cache. This function can't run on Windows systems. We can use the posix_getpwuid() function for converting the user ID to the username.

Return Value

This built-in PHP function returns the user ID on success or false on failure.


Try out the below example -

   echo fileowner("/PhpProject/sample.txt");


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


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 fileperms() Function.

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