pathinfo

PHP 4 >= 4.0.3, PHP 5, PHP 7, PHP 8
pathinfo - Returns information about a file path
Manual
Code Examples

pathinfo( string$path, [int$flags = PATHINFO_ALL] ): array|string

pathinfo returns information about path: either an associative array or a string, depending on flags.

Note:

For information on retrieving the current path info, read the section on predefined reserved variables.

Note:

pathinfo operates naively on the input string, and is not aware of the actual filesystem, or path components such as "..".

Caution:

pathinfo is locale aware, so for it to parse a path containing multibyte characters correctly, the matching locale must be set using the setlocale function.

Parameters

path

The path to be parsed.

flags

If present, specifies a specific element to be returned; one of PATHINFO_DIRNAME, PATHINFO_BASENAME, PATHINFO_EXTENSION or PATHINFO_FILENAME.

If flags is not specified, returns all available elements.

Return Values

If the flags parameter is not passed, an associative array containing the following elements is returned: dirname, basename, extension (if any), and filename.

Note:

If the path has more than one extension, PATHINFO_EXTENSION returns only the last one and PATHINFO_FILENAME only strips the last one. (see first example below).

Note:

If the path does not have an extension, no extension element will be returned (see second example below).

Note:

If the basename of the path starts with a dot, the following characters are interpreted as extension, and the filename is empty (see third example below).

If flags is present, returns a string containing the requested element.

Related Functions

Example of pathinfo

Show all examples for pathinfo

PHP Version: