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linkinfoGets information about a link


linkinfo(string $path): int|false

Gets information about a link.

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).



Path to the link.

Return Values

linkinfo() returns the st_dev field of the Unix C stat structure returned by the lstat system call. Returns a non-negative integer on success, -1 in case the link was not found, or false if an open.base_dir violation occurs.


Example #1 linkinfo() example


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


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