The is_uploaded_file() function in PHP is an inbuilt function which is used to check whether the specified file uploaded via HTTP POST or not. The name of the file is sent as a parameter to the is_uploaded_file() function and it returns True if the file is uploaded via HTTP POST. This function can be used to ensure that a malicious user hasn’t tried to trick the script into working on files upon which it should not be working.
Parameters Used: This function accepts single parameter $file.
- $file: It is a mandatory parameter which specifies the file.
Return Value: It returns True if the $file uploaded via HTTP POST. It returns true on success or false in failure. For proper working, the function is_uploaded_file() needs an argument like $_FILES[‘userfile’][‘tmp_name’], – the name of the uploaded file on the clients machine $_FILES[‘userfile’][‘name’] does not work.
- An E_WARNING is emitted on failure.
- The result of this function are cached and therefore the clearstatcache() function is used to clear the cache.
- is_uploaded_file() function returns false for non-existent files.
Below programs illustrate the is_uploaded_file() function.
gfg.txt is not uploaded via HTTP POST
File gfg.txt uploaded successfully. Contents of the file are : Portal for geeks!
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