PHP | fnmatch() Function

PHP fnmatch() 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 fnmatch() Function.

The 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 PHP function checks if passed string could match the given shell wildcard, and this PHP function cannot 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 going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the PHP fopen() Function.

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