PHP | filetype() Function

PHP filetype() 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 filetype() Function.

The PHP filetype() function returns the file type of the specified file or directory.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

string filetype ( string filename )


The possible values are fifo, char, block, dir, link, file, and unknown.

The filetype() function can also produce an E_NOTICE message if the stat call fails or if the file type is unknown.

Return Value

This PHP function returns one of the seven possible values on success, else FALSE on failure.

Example

Try out the below example -

<?php
   echo filetype("/PhpProject/sample.txt");  // file
   echo "\n";
   echo filetype("/PhpProject/");  // dir
?>

Output

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

file
dir


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 flock() Function.

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