you can see that there is a function called file_exists, is_file, is_readable 
etc etc.. 

hope this helps. 

thats the PHP Filesystem function specific manual, 

On Tuesday 08 October 2002 09:59, Doug Coning wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm a PHP newbie and wanted to know if there is a way to test for a file.
> The reason I'd like to do this is because I'm writing a query to return
> items from a catalog.  However, if the client hasn't uploaded a picture or
> if the picture is misteriously missing from the image folder, instead of
> returning the product with the infamous missing jpeg picture, I would
> rather the product be skipped altogether.
> I'd like PHP to check to see if the image/picture.jpg exists before
> returning the picture.  Is this possible?
> Thanks!
> Doug Coning
> American Web Studio

Vidyut Luther
Linuxpowered, Inc

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