PHP 4 >= 4.3.0, PHP 5, PHP 7, PHP 8
mime_content_type - Detect MIME Content-type for a file
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mime_content_type( resource|string$filename ): string|false

Returns the MIME content type for a file as determined by using information from the magic.mime file.



Path to the tested file.

Return Values

Returns the content type in MIME format, like text/plain or application/octet-stream, or false on failure.

Exceptions and Errors

Upon failure, an E_WARNING is emitted.

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