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PHP | mime_content_type() function
  • Last Updated : 15 Jul, 2019

The mime_content_type() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to get the MIME content-type of a file.

Syntax:

string mime_content_type( $file )

Parameters: This function accepts single parameter $file which specifies the path of the file which MIME details to be find.

Return Value: This function returns the MIME content type or False on failure.

Below programs illustrate the mime_content_type() function in PHP:



Program 1:
Original Image:
https://media.geeksforgeeks.org/wp-content/uploads/geeks-21.png




<?php
  
// PHP program to illustrate mime_content_type function
  
echo mime_content_type('gfg.png') . "</br>";
?>


Output:

image/png

Program 2:
Original Image:
https://media.geeksforgeeks.org/wp-content/uploads/Screenshot-from-2018-10-16-23-23-54.png




<?php
  
// PHP program to illustrate 
// mime_content_type function
  
// Providing and print result of different kind of files 
echo mime_content_type('/home/rajvir/Desktop/gfg.png') . "</br>";
echo mime_content_type('/home/rajvir/Desktop/gfg_Article.html') . "</br>";
echo mime_content_type('/home/rajvir/Downloads/gfg.gif') . "</br>";
echo mime_content_type('/home/rajvir/Desktop/gfg_contribute.txt') . "</br>";
echo mime_content_type('/home/rajvir/Downloads/geeks.ppt') . "</br>";
echo mime_content_type('/home/rajvir/Downloads/geeks.pdf') . "</br>";
  
?>


Output:

image/png
text/plain
image/gif
text/plain
application/vnd.ms-powerpoint
application/pdf

Reference: http://php.net/manual/en/function.mime-content-type.php

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