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PHP | realpath() Function

PHP realpath() 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 realpath() Function.

The built-in PHP realpath() function returns the absolute pathname. This PHP function can remove all symbolic links such as ('/./', '/../' and extra '/').


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

string realpath ( string $path )

This function expands all the symbolic links and resolve references to /./, /../, and extra / characters in an input path and it returns a canonicalized absolute pathname.

Return Value

This built-in function returns the absolute pathname on success, or false on failure.


Try out the below example -

   echo $real_path = realpath("C:/PhpProject/index.php");


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 rename() Function.

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