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PHP | pathinfo() Function

PHP pathinfo() 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 pathinfo() Function.

The PHP pathinfo() function returns an array containing information about the path. If the optional parameter is not passed, then an associative array containing all the elements is returned back; dirname, basename, extension (if any), and filename.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

mixed pathinfo ( string $path [, int $options = PATHINFO_DIRNAME | PATHINFO_BASENAME | PATHINFO_EXTENSION | PATHINFO_FILENAME ] )

Return Value

This function returns information about the path: either an associative array or a string, depending on options.


Try out the below example -



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

    [dirname] => /PhpProject1
    [basename] => simple.txt
    [extension] => txt
    [filename] => simple


Try out the below example -

   print_r(pathinfo("/PhpProject/simple.txt", PATHINFO_BASENAME));


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 pclose() Function.

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