PHP | lstat() Function

PHP | lstat() 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 lstat() Function.

The built-in PHP lstat() function returns the information about a file or 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 going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the PHP mkdir() Function.

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