PHP | is_readable() Function

PHP is_readable() 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_readable() Function.

The is_readable() function checks whether the specified file is readable.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

bool is_readable ( string $filename )

This function can tell whether a file exists and is readable.

Return Value

This built-in function returns true if the file is readable, otherwise it returns false.


Try out the below example -

  $file = "/PhpProject/php/phptest.txt";
   if(is_readable($file)) {
      echo ("$file is readable");
   } else {
      echo ("$file is not readable");


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

/PhpProject/php/phptest.txt is readable

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_uploaded_file() Function.

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