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DirectoryIterator::getTypeDetermine the type of the current DirectoryIterator item


public string DirectoryIterator::getType ( void )

Determines which file type the current DirectoryIterator item belongs to. One of file, link, or dir.


This function has no parameters.

Return Values

Returns a string representing the type of the file. May be one of file, link, or dir.


Example #1 DirectoryIterator::getType() example

= new DirectoryIterator(dirname(__FILE__));
foreach (
$iterator as $fileinfo) {
$fileinfo->getFilename() . " " $fileinfo->getType() . "\n";

The above example will output something similar to:

. dir
.. dir
apple.jpg file
banana.jpg file
example.php file
pear.jpg file

See Also

User Contributed Notes
boards at gmail dot com
09-Apr-2006 04:09
Note that this function returns the file type (e.g. "file", "dir", etc.) and not the MIME type.  To do that, you might want to use this:
$dir = new DirectoryIterator('/some/directory');
$mime = mime_content_type($dir->getPathname());

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