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(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

linkinfoGets information about a link


linkinfo ( string $path ) : int

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 a non-negative integer on success, -1 in case the link was not found, or FALSE if an open.base_dir violation occurs.


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

PHP Manual || Filesystem Functions