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pathinfo

Returns information about a file path (PHP 4 >= 4.0.3, PHP 5)
mixed pathinfo ( string path [, int options] )

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

VersionDescription
5.2.0 The PATHINFO_FILENAME constant was added.

Examples

Example 664. pathinfo() Example

<?php
$path_parts
= pathinfo('/www/htdocs/index.html');

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
index.html
html
index


Notes

Note:

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