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filemtime - Gets file modification time
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filemtime( string$filename ): int|false

This function returns the time when the data blocks of a file were being written to, that is, the time when the content of the file was changed.



Path to the file.

Return Values

Returns the time the file was last modified, or false on failure. The time is returned as a Unix timestamp, which is suitable for the date function.

Exceptions and Errors

Upon failure, an E_WARNING is emitted.



Note that time resolution may differ from one file system to another.


The results of this function are cached. See clearstatcache for more details.

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

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