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PHP | fileowner() Function

PHP fileowner() 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 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 PHP function can be cached, so we can use clearstatcache() function to clear the cache. This function cannot run on Windows systems. We can make use of 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 going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the PHP fileperms() Function.

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