readlink

readlink

(PHP 3, PHP 4, PHP 5)

readlink -- Returns the target of a symbolic link

Description

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

<?php

// 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().

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