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PHP filectime() Function


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Definition and Usage

The filectime() function returns the last time the specified file was changed.

This function checks for the inode changes as well as regular changes. Inode changes is when permissions, owner, group or other metadata is changed.

This function returns the last change time as a Unix timestamp on success, FALSE on failure.

Syntax

filectime(filename)

Parameter Description
filename Required. Specifies the file to check


Tips and Notes

Note: The result of this function are cached. Use clearstatcache() to clear the cache.

Tip: Use the filemtime() function to return the last time the file content was changed.


Example

<?php
echo filectime("test.txt");
echo "<br />";
echo "Last change: ".date("F d Y H:i:s.",filectime("test.txt"));
?>

The output of the code above could be:

1138609592
Last change: January 30 2006 09:26:32.


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