(PHP 3 <= 3.0.18, PHP 4 >= 4.0.0)

file_exists -- Checks whether a file exists


bool file_exists (string filename)

Returns TRUE if the file specified by filename exists; FALSE otherwise.

This function will not work on remote files; the file to be examined must be accessible via the server's filesystem.

The results of this function are cached. See clearstatcache() for more details.