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Old 10-14-2003, 04:34 PM   #1
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php: function to retrieve filename?


Hello.

What I need is a function that simply returns its own filename. ie: if the function is called from foo.php it should return foo.php or /long/path/to/foo.php or really, just anything that contains foo.php in it, that I could customize to do what I need.

I tried $PHP_SELF but it did not work correctly, In fact it appeared to do nothing.

$filename = $PHP_SELF

Perhaps I need to use this another way?
Perhaps there is an enviromental variable or array that contains the filename?
Any help/ideas appreciated.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 04:48 PM   #2
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I had the same problem, except the other way around. To find the correct variable, 'phpinfo();' will give all the variable's you can use.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:09 PM   #3
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Looks to me like you want to use $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] which is the name of the php file itself. Note that $PHP_SELF would work if register_globals is on in your php.ini, but this is a bad idea. See http://www.php.net/manual/en/reserve...riables.server for furter predefined variables.

HTH

Jamie...
 
Old 10-15-2003, 07:26 AM   #4
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$_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] worked perfect,
Thanks JHarris...

I knew it had to be something simple. I haven't programmed any php since they changed the default to "register_globals = off" and I just can't seem to get my head around it.

EDIT:

I was reading the link provided above and found an even more succinct solution:
$_SERVER['SCRIPT_FILENAME']
From php manual:
"The absolute pathname of the currently executing script. "

I did need the absolute path so this saves me from:
Code:
$foo = $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']
or even worse:

Code:
$foo = "/path/to/my/shizzle" . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']
Thanks again

Last edited by bulliver; 10-15-2003 at 06:04 PM.
 
  


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