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SplFileInfo::getRealPath

(PHP 5 >= 5.2.2)

SplFileInfo::getRealPathGets absolute path to file

Description

public string SplFileInfo::getRealPath ( void )

This method expands all symbolic links, resolves relative references and returns the real path to the file.

Parameters

This function has no parameters.

Return Values

Returns the path to the file.

Examples

Example #1 SplFileInfo::getRealPath() example

<?php
$info 
= new SplFileInfo('/..//./../../'.__FILE__);
var_dump($info->getRealPath());

$info = new SplFileInfo('/tmp');
var_dump($info->getRealPath());
?>

The above example will output something similar to:

string(28) "/private/tmp/phptempfile.php" 
string(12) "/private/tmp"

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josef dot vlk dot d at gmail dot com
2 years ago
It seems that (at least for PHP 5.4.6), this method returns false if the file does not exist.
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