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(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

fileownerGets file owner

Description

int fileowner ( string $filename )

Gets the file owner.

Parameters

filename

Path to the file.

Return Values

Returns the user ID of the owner of the file, or FALSE on failure. The user ID is returned in numerical format, use posix_getpwuid() to resolve it to a username.

Examples

Example #1 Finding the owner of a file

<?php
$filename 
'index.php';
print_r(posix_getpwuid(fileowner($filename)));
?>

Errors/Exceptions

Upon failure, an E_WARNING is emitted.

Notes

Note: The results of this function are cached. See clearstatcache() for more details.

Tip

As of PHP 5.0.0, this function can also be used with some URL wrappers. Refer to Supported Protocols and Wrappers to determine which wrappers support stat() family of functionality.

See Also



filemtime || fileperms || Filesystem Functions || PHP Manual
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