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mime_content_type

Detect MIME Content-type for a file (deprecated) (PHP 4 >= 4.3.0, PHP 5)
string mime_content_type ( string filename )

Returns the MIME content type for a file as determined by using information from the magic.mime file.

Parameters

filename

Path to the tested file.

Return Values

Returns the content type in MIME format, like text/plain or application/octet-stream.

Notes

Warning:

This function has been deprecated as the PECL extension Fileinfo provides the same functionality (and more) in a much cleaner way.

Examples

Example 1330. mime_content_type() Example

<?php
echo mime_content_type('php.gif') . "\n";
echo
mime_content_type('test.php');
?>

The above example will output:

image/gif
text/plain


See Also
Fileinfo for a replacement