(PHP 3, PHP 4 )

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.

On windows use "//computername/share/filename" or "\\\\computername\share\filename" to check files on network shares.