PHP - Function dirname()


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Syntax

string dirname ( string $path );

Definition and Usage

Given a string containing a path to a file, this function will return the name of the directory.

Parameters

Parameter Description
path A file path.

Return Value

Returns the base name of the given path.

Example

Following is the usage of this function −

<?php
   $path = "/home/httpd/html/index.php";
   $dir = dirname($path);
   
   echo "dirname is $dir\n";
?>

This will produce following result −

dirname is /home/httpd/html

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