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PHP Function file_exists()

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Syntax

bool file_exists ( string $filename );

Definition and Usage

Checks whether a file or directory exists.

Paramters

ParameterDescription
filenamePath 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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