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Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006


(PHP 3, PHP 4, PHP 5)

readlink -- Returns the target of a symbolic link


string readlink ( string path )

readlink() does the same as the readlink C function and returns the contents of the symbolic link path or FALSE in case of error.

Example 1. readlink() example


// output e.g. /boot/vmlinux-2.4.20-xfs
echo readlink('/vmlinuz');


Note: This function is not implemented on Windows platforms.

See also is_link(), symlink(), and linkinfo().

Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006