# filectime() function in PHP

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The filectime() function returns the last change time of a file. It returns the last change time of a file as a UNIX timestamp and returns false on failure.

## Syntax

filectime ( file_path );

## Parameters

• file_path − The path of the file for which the last change time will be found.

## Return

The filectime() function returns the last change time of a file as a UNIX timestamp and returns false on failure.

## Example

<?php
echo filectime("info.txt");
?>

## Output

19346322544

Let us now get the last change time of a file as a date which is in human readable form.

## Example

Live Demo

<?php
echo "Last change time of the file: ".date("F d Y H:i:s.",filectime("info.txt"));
?>

## Output

Last change time of the file: September 23 2018 08:12:42
Published on 03-Oct-2018 15:36:51