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PHP : Function Reference : Filesystem Functions : fileowner

fileowner

Gets file owner (PHP 4, PHP 5)
int fileowner ( string filename )

Gets the file owner.

Parameters

filename

Path to the file.

Return Values

Returns the user ID of the owner of the file, or FALSE in case of an error. The user ID is returned in numerical format, use posix_getpwuid() to resolve it to a username.

Notes

Note:

The results of this function are cached. See clearstatcache() for more details.

Tip:

As of PHP 5.0.0 this function can also be used with some URL wrappers. Refer to AppendixO, List of Supported Protocols/Wrappers for a listing of which wrappers support stat() family of functionality.

See Also
stat()

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Code Examples / Notes » fileowner

joacorck

This function only works if the permissions are more less than 666

29-jan-2006 12:58

Small note: the function resolves symbolic links. That is, if the link is created by user 999 and maps to a file owned by user 666, this function returns 666 :(

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