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Returns information about a file path


pathinfo

(PHP 4 >= 4.0.3, PHP 5)

pathinfoReturns information about a file path

Description

mixed pathinfo ( string $path [, int $options = PATHINFO_DIRNAME | PATHINFO_BASENAME | PATHINFO_EXTENSION | PATHINFO_FILENAME ] )

pathinfo() returns an associative array containing information about path.

Parameters

path

The path being checked.

options

You can specify which elements are returned with optional parameter options. It composes from PATHINFO_DIRNAME, PATHINFO_BASENAME, PATHINFO_EXTENSION and PATHINFO_FILENAME. It defaults to return all elements.

Return Values

The following associative array elements are returned: dirname, basename, extension (if any), and filename.

If options is used, this function will return a string if not all elements are requested.

Changelog

Version Description
5.2.0 The PATHINFO_FILENAME constant was added.

Examples

Example #1 pathinfo() Example

<?php
$path_parts 
pathinfo('/www/htdocs/inc/lib.inc.php');

echo 
$path_parts['dirname'], "\n";
echo 
$path_parts['basename'], "\n";
echo 
$path_parts['extension'], "\n";
echo 
$path_parts['filename'], "\n"// since PHP 5.2.0
?>

The above example will output:

/www/htdocs/inc
lib.inc.php
php
lib.inc

Notes

Note:

For information on retrieving the current path info, read the section on predefined reserved variables.

See Also

  • dirname() - Returns directory name component of path
  • basename() - Returns filename component of path
  • parse_url() - Parse a URL and return its components
  • realpath() - Returns canonicalized absolute pathname

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