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FILETYPE

Gets file type

SYNTAX

filetype ( string $filename ) : string

PARAMETERS

filename

Path to the file.

RETURN

Returns the type of the file. Possible values are fifo, char, dir, block, link, file, socket and unknown. Returns FALSE if an error occurs. filetype() will also produce an E_NOTICE message if the stat call fails or if the file type is unknown.

EXAMPLES

1

file

2

dir

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