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Returns the target of a symbolic link

Syntax

readlink ( string $path ) : string

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

<?

$target = 'readlink.php';
$link = 'readlink';
symlink($target, $link);

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

unlink($link);

?>
readlink.php

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