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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

Last Updated : 15 Jul, 2019
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