(PHP 3, PHP 4 >= 4.0.0)

stat -- Gives information about a file


array stat ( string filename)

Gathers the statistics of the file named by filename.

Returns an array with the statistics of the file with the following elements:

  1. device

  2. inode

  3. inode protection mode

  4. number of links

  5. user id of owner

  6. group id owner

  7. device type if inode device *

  8. size in bytes

  9. time of last access

  10. time of last modification

  11. time of last change

  12. blocksize for filesystem I/O *

  13. number of blocks allocated

* - only valid on systems supporting the st_blksize type--other systems (i.e. Windows) return -1.

Returns FALSE in case of error.

stat() cannot be used on remote files.

The results of this function are cached. See clearstatcache() for more details.