XXX. Filesystem functions

For related functions, see also the Directory and Program Execution sections.

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basename -- Returns filename component of path
chgrp -- Changes file group
chmod -- Changes file mode
chown -- Changes file owner
clearstatcache -- Clears file stat cache
copy -- Copies file
delete -- A dummy manual entry
dirname -- Returns directory name component of path
disk_free_space -- Returns available space in directory
disk_total_space -- Returns the total size of a directory
diskfreespace -- Alias of disk_free_space()
fclose -- Closes an open file pointer
feof -- Tests for end-of-file on a file pointer
fflush -- Flushes the output to a file
fgetc -- Gets character from file pointer
fgetcsv -- Gets line from file pointer and parse for CSV fields
fgets -- Gets line from file pointer
fgetss -- Gets line from file pointer and strip HTML tags
file -- Reads entire file into an array
file_exists -- Checks whether a file exists
file_get_contents -- Reads entire file into a string
file_get_wrapper_data -- Retrieves header/meta data from "wrapped" file pointers
file_register_wrapper -- Register a URL wrapper implemented as a PHP class
fileatime -- Gets last access time of file
filectime -- Gets inode change time of file
filegroup -- Gets file group
fileinode -- Gets file inode
filemtime -- Gets file modification time
fileowner -- Gets file owner
fileperms -- Gets file permissions
filesize -- Gets file size
filetype -- Gets file type
flock -- Portable advisory file locking
fopen -- Opens file or URL
fpassthru -- Output all remaining data on a file pointer
fputs -- Writes to a file pointer
fread -- Binary-safe file read
fscanf -- Parses input from a file according to a format
fseek -- Seeks on a file pointer
fstat -- Gets information about a file using an open file pointer
ftell -- Tells file pointer read/write position
ftruncate -- Truncates a file to a given length
fwrite -- Binary-safe file write
is_dir -- Tells whether the filename is a directory
is_executable -- Tells whether the filename is executable
is_file -- Tells whether the filename is a regular file
is_link -- Tells whether the filename is a symbolic link
is_readable -- Tells whether the filename is readable
is_uploaded_file -- Tells whether the file was uploaded via HTTP POST
is_writable -- Tells whether the filename is writable
is_writeable -- Tells whether the filename is writable
link -- Create a hard link
linkinfo -- Gets information about a link
lstat -- Gives information about a file or symbolic link
mkdir -- Makes directory
move_uploaded_file -- Moves an uploaded file to a new location
parse_ini_file -- Parse a configuration file
pathinfo -- Returns information about a file path
pclose -- Closes process file pointer
popen -- Opens process file pointer
readfile -- Outputs a file
readlink -- Returns the target of a symbolic link
realpath -- Returns canonicalized absolute pathname
rename -- Renames a file
rewind -- Rewind the position of a file pointer
rmdir -- Removes directory
set_file_buffer -- Sets file buffering on the given file pointer
stat -- Gives information about a file
symlink -- Creates a symbolic link
tempnam -- Create file with unique file name
tmpfile -- Creates a temporary file
touch -- Sets access and modification time of file
umask -- Changes the current umask
unlink -- Deletes a file