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fstat

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

fstatGets information about a file using an open file pointer

Description

array fstat ( resource $handle )

Gathers the statistics of the file opened by the file pointer handle. This function is similar to the stat() function except that it operates on an open file pointer instead of a filename.

Parameters

handle

A file system pointer resource that is typically created using fopen().

Return Values

Returns an array with the statistics of the file; the format of the array is described in detail on the stat() manual page.

Examples

Example #1 fstat() example

<?php

// open a file
$fp fopen("/etc/passwd""r");

// gather statistics
$fstat fstat($fp);

// close the file
fclose($fp);

// print only the associative part
print_r(array_slice($fstat13));

?>

The above example will output something similar to:

Array
(
    [dev] => 771
    [ino] => 488704
    [mode] => 33188
    [nlink] => 1
    [uid] => 0
    [gid] => 0
    [rdev] => 0
    [size] => 1114
    [atime] => 1061067181
    [mtime] => 1056136526
    [ctime] => 1056136526
    [blksize] => 4096
    [blocks] => 8
)

Notes

Note: This function will not work on remote files as the file to be examined must be accessible via the server's filesystem.



add a note add a note User Contributed Notes fstat
broom at alturnanetworks dot com 03-Oct-2008 03:21
Another ftp_get_contents() approach, using a temperary stream handler. Returns file contents of remote file as string.

<?php
function ftp_get_contents ($conn_id, $remote_filename) {
   
//Create temp handler:
   
$tempHandle = fopen('php://temp', 'r+');

   
//Get file from FTP assuming that it exists:
   
ftp_fget($conn_id, $tempHandle, $remote_filename, FTP_ASCII, 0));

   
//Getting detailed stats to check filesize:
   
$fstats = fstat($tempHandle);

    return
fread($tempHandle, $fstats['size']);
}
?>

(It is recommended to add some error handling)
sheran at comtrust dot co dot ae 21-Feb-2001 05:14
On Windows NT the typical array element names for the fstat function are:

dev
ino
mode
nlink
uid
gid
size
atime
mtime
ctime

 
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