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(PHP 5 >= 5.1.2)

lchownChanges user ownership of symlink


bool lchown ( string $filename , mixed $user )

Attempts to change the owner of the symlink filename to user user.

Only the superuser may change the owner of a symlink.



Path to the file.


User name or number.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.


Example #1 Changing the owner of a symbolic link

$link 'output.html';



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

Note: When safe mode is enabled, PHP checks whether the files or directories being operated upon have the same UID (owner) as the script that is being executed.

Note: This function is not implemented on Windows platforms.

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