PHP | realpath() Function

PHP realpath() 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 realpath() Function.

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

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

string realpath ( string $path )


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

Example

Try out the below example -

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

Output

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

C:\PhpProject\index.php


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

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