readlink

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readlink - Returns the target of a symbolic link
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readlink( string$path ): string|false

readlink does the same as the readlink C function.

Parameters

path

The symbolic link path.

Return Values

Returns the contents of the symbolic link path or false on error.

Note:

The function fails if path is not a symlink, except on Windows, where the normalized path will be returned.

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