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Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006


(PHP 3, PHP 4, PHP 5)

linkinfo -- Gets information about a link


int linkinfo ( string path )

linkinfo() returns the st_dev field of the Unix C stat structure returned by the lstat system call. This function is used to verify if a link (pointed to by path) really exists (using the same method as the S_ISLNK macro defined in stat.h). Returns 0 or FALSE in case of error.

Example 1. linkinfo() example


echo linkinfo('/vmlinuz'); // 835


Note: This function is not implemented on Windows platforms.

See also symlink(), link(), and readlink().

Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006