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PHP Manual :: linkinfo

link || lstat || Filesystem Functions || PHP Manual

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

linkinfoGets information about a link


int linkinfo ( string $path )

Gets information about a link.

This function is used to verify if a link (pointed to by path) really exists (using the same method as the S_ISLNK macro defined in stat.h).



Path to the link.

Return Values

linkinfo() returns the st_dev field of the Unix C stat structure returned by the lstat system call. Returns 0 or FALSE in case of error.


Version Description
5.3.0 This function is now available on Windows platforms (Vista, Server 2008 or greater).


Example #1 linkinfo() example


echo linkinfo('/vmlinuz'); // 835


See Also

link || lstat || Filesystem Functions || PHP Manual
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