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readlink

Description

The readlink of Filesystem for PHP returns the target of a symbolic link.

Syntax

readlink(
    string $path
): string|false

Parameters

path

The symbolic link path.

Return

Returns the contents of the symbolic link path or false on error.

NOTE: The function fails if path is not a symlink, except on Windows, where the normalized path will be returned.

Examples

1 · path

<?

$target = 'readlink.php';
$link = 'readlink';

symlink($target, $link);

if(is_link($link))
{
    echo readlink($link);
}

unlink($link);

?>
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