PHP | readlink() Function

PHP readlink() 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 readlink() Function.

The built-in PHP readlink() function returns the target of a symbolic link.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

string readlink ( string $path )

The readlink() function does the same as the C readlink() function.

Return Value

It returns the target of a symbolic link on success, or false on failure.


Try out the below example -

   echo readlink("/PhpProject/testlink");

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 realpath() Function.

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