(PHP 4, PHP 5)
fstat вЂ” Gets information about a file using an open file pointer
Gathers the statistics of the file opened by the file pointer handle . This function is similar to the stat() function except that it operates on an open file pointer instead of a filename.
Returns an array with the statistics of the file; the format of the array is described in detail on the stat() manual page.
Example#1 fstat() example
// open a file
$fp = fopen("/etc/passwd", "r");
// gather statistics
$fstat = fstat($fp);
// close the file
// print only the associative part
The above example will output something similar to:
Array ( [dev] => 771 [ino] => 488704 [mode] => 33188 [nlink] => 1 [uid] => 0 [gid] => 0 [rdev] => 0 [size] => 1114 [atime] => 1061067181 [mtime] => 1056136526 [ctime] => 1056136526 [blksize] => 4096 [blocks] => 8 )
Note: This function will not work on remote files as the file to be examined must be accessible via the servers filesystem.