PHP | fnmatch() Function

PHP fnmatch() 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 fnmatch() Function.

The built-in PHP fnmatch() function matches filename or string against a specified pattern.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

bool fnmatch ( string $pattern , string $string [, int $flags = 0 ] )

This function can check if passed string could match the given shell wildcard, and this built-in function can't be implemented on Windows platforms.


Try out the below example -

   $color = "phpcodez.txt";
   if(fnmatch("*phpcode[zs].txt", $color)) {
      echo "phpcodez";
   } else {
      echo "Color not found!";


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 fopen() Function.

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