PHP | lstat() Function

PHP | lstat() 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 lstat() Function.

The built-in lstat() function returns the information about a file or the symbolic link.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

array lstat ( string $filename )


This PHP function can gather the statistics of a file or symbolic link named by filename and is identical to the stat() function except if the filename parameter is a symbolic link, the status of the symbolic link is returned, not the status of the file pointed to by the symbolic link.

Return Value

This function returns information about the file or symbolic link.

Example

Try out the below example -

<?php
   print_r(lstat("/PhpProject/sample.txt"));
?>

Output

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

Array
(
    [0] => 1245376677
    [1] => 1688849860635037
    [2] => 33206
    [3] => 3
    [4] => 0
    [5] => 0
    [6] => 0
    [7] => 49
    [8] => 1588769151
    [9] => 1590824960
    [10] => 1588769151
    [11] => -1
    [12] => -1
    [dev] => 1245376677
    [ino] => 1688849860635037
    [mode] => 33206
    [nlink] => 3
    [uid] => 0
    [gid] => 0
    [rdev] => 0
    [size] => 49
    [atime] => 1588769151
    [mtime] => 1590824960
    [ctime] => 1588769151
    [blksize] => -1
    [blocks] => -1
)


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 mkdir() Function.

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