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PHP | SplFileInfo getType() Function

The SplFileInfo::getType() function is an inbuilt function of Standard PHP Library (SPL) in PHP which is used to get the file type.

Syntax:

string SplFileInfo::getType( void )

Parameters: This function does not accept any parameter.

Return values: This function returns the type of file i.e. link, dir or file.

Below Programs illustrate the SplFileInfo::getType() function in PHP:



Program 1:

<?php
  
// PHP Program to illustrate 
// Splfileinfo::getType() function
  
$file = new SplFileInfo(dirname("gfg.txt"));
$gfg = $file->getType();
  
// Print result
print($gfg . "</br>");
  
$file = new SplFileInfo(__FILE__);
$gfg = $file->getType();
  
// Print result
print($gfg);
  
?>

/div>

Output:

dir
file

Program 2:

<?php 
  
// PHP program to use array to check 
// multiple files 
  
$GFG = array (
    "/home/rajvir/Desktop/GeeksforGeeks/dummy.php",
    "/home/rajvir/Desktop",
    "/var/www/html/",
    "frame.php"
);
  
foreach ($GFG as &$file_name) { 
  
    // Create new SplFile Object 
    $file = new SplFileInfo($file_name); 
  
    // Print result 
    echo $file->getType() . "</br>"
  
?>

Output:

file
dir
dir
file

Reference: http://php.net/manual/en/splfileinfo.gettype.php



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