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PHP | SplFileInfo getRealPath() Function

  • Last Updated : 18 Dec, 2018

The SplFileInfo::getRealPath() function is an inbuilt function of Standard PHP Library (SPL) in PHP which is used to get absolute file path.


int SplFileInfo::getRealPath( void )

Parameters: This function does not accept any parameter.

Return values: This function returns the path to the file on success.

Below Programs illustrate the SplFileInfo::getRealPath() function in PHP:

Program 1:

// PHP Program to illustrate 
// Splfileinfo getRealPath function
$file = new SplFileInfo("gfg.txt");
$gfg = $file->getRealPath();
// Print real path if exist
var_dump($gfg . "</br>");
$file = new SplFileInfo(__FILE__);
$gfg = $file->getRealPath();
// Print real path if exist


string(26) "/var/www/html/gfg.txt
" string(22) "/var/www/html/cons.php" 

Program 2:

// PHP program to use array to check multiple files
$GFG = array (
foreach ($GFG as &$file_name) {
    // Create new SplFile Object
    $file = new SplFileInfo($file_name);
    $gfg = $file->getRealPath();
    // Print real path if exist
    var_dump($gfg. "</br>");


string(49) "/home/rajvir/Desktop/GeeksforGeeks/dummy.php
" string(38) "/home/rajvir/Desktop/gfg_code.cpp
" string(5) "
" string(28) "/var/www/html/dummy.php


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