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finfo_file

Return information about a file (PECL fileinfo:0.1-1.0.4)
string finfo_file ( resource finfo, string file_name [, int options [, resource context]] )

finfo {
  string file(string file_name,
              int options,
              resource context);

}

This function is used to get information about a file.

Parameters

finfo

Fileinfo resource returned by finfo_open().

file_name

Name of a file to be checked.

options

One or disjunction of more Fileinfo constants.

context

For a description of contexts, refer to Streams.

Return Values

Returns a textual description of the contents of the filename argument, or FALSE if an error occurred.

Examples

Example 616. A finfo_file() example

<?php
$finfo
= finfo_open(FILEINFO_MIME); // return mime type ala mimetype extension
foreach (glob("*") as $filename) {
   echo
finfo_file($finfo, $filename) . "\n";
}
finfo_close($finfo);
?>

The above example will output something similar to:

text/html
image/gif
application/vnd.ms-excel