ID: 12972
Updated by: mfischer
Old Status: Open
Status: Closed
Bug Type: Filesystem function related
Operating System: Redhat 6.2
PHP Version: 4.0.5
New Comment:

Wrong. You use file_exists() to first determine if something exists. The name is a bit 
misleading, you can verify existense of files, directories and links (read: any file 
type). file_exists() is written to _not_ output any error. Whereas the is_*() 
functions are for good reason.

So, if you don't want to use file_exists(), you need to use @is_*(). This is the 
expected behaviour.

- Markus

Previous Comments:

[2001-08-27 07:19:34] [EMAIL PROTECTED]

when using the is_file function and a file is not found an error is sent back to the 
error log.  I expect this simply to return false in this case.  I am aware of 
file_exists, however in the manual:

 Returns true if the filename exists and is a regular file.

Therefore I expect this to also be testing for file existence.  I do not expect 
debugging output leading me to have to use @is_file and possibly miss other crucial 
error output.


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