PHP | is_executable() Function

PHP is_executable() 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 is_executable() Function.

The PHP is_executable() function checks whether the specified file is executable.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

bool is_executable ( string $filename )

This function can tell whether the filename is executable.

Return Value

This built-in PHP function returns true if the filename is executable, or false otherwise.


Try out the below example -

   $file = "/PhpProject/setup.exe";

   if(is_executable($file)) {
      echo $file." is executable";
   } else {
      echo $file." is not executable";


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

/PhpProject/setup.exe is executable

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 is_file() Function.

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