PHP | pathinfo() Function

PHP pathinfo() 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 pathinfo() Function.

The built-in 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.

Syntax

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 built-in PHP function returns information about the path: either an associative array or a string, depending on options.

Example1

Try out the below example -

<?php
   print_r(pathinfo("/PhpProject/simple.txt"));
?>

Output

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

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

Example2

Try out the below example -

<?php
   print_r(pathinfo("/PhpProject/simple.txt", PATHINFO_BASENAME));
?>

Output

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

simple.txt


Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the PHP pclose() Function.

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