PHP - Function file_exists()


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Syntax

bool file_exists ( string $filename );

Definition and Usage

Checks whether a file or directory exists.

Parameters

Parameter Description
filename Path to the file or directory.

Return Value

Returns TRUE if the file or directory specified by filename exists; FALSE otherwise.

Example

Following is the usage of this function −

<?php
   $filename = '/home/httpd/index.htm';
   
   if (file_exists($filename)) {
      echo "The file $filename exists";
   }
   else 
   {
      echo "The file $filename does not exist";
   }
?>

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