PHP Manual: chdir


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chdir

(PHP 3, PHP 4, PHP 5)

chdir -- Change directory

Description

bool chdir ( string directory )

Changes PHP's current directory to directory.

Parameters

directory

The new current directory

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 1. chdir() example

<?php

// current directory
echo getcwd() . "\n";

chdir('public_html');

// current directory
echo getcwd() . "\n";

?>

The above example will output something similar to:

/home/vincent
/home/vincent/public_html

Notes

Note: When safe mode is enabled, PHP checks whether the directory in which you are about to operate has the same UID (owner) as the script that is being executed.

See Also

getcwd()