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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.

Paramters

ParameterDescription
pathA 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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