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path_is_absolute( string $path )

Test if a given filesystem path is absolute.

Description

For example, ‘/foo/bar’, or ‘c:\windows’.

Parameters

$path

(string) (Required) File path.

Return

(bool) True if path is absolute, false is not absolute.

Source

File: wp-includes/functions.php

function path_is_absolute( $path ) {
	/*
	 * Check to see if the path is a stream and check to see if its an actual
	 * path or file as realpath() does not support stream wrappers.
	 */
	if ( wp_is_stream( $path ) && ( is_dir( $path ) || is_file( $path ) ) ) {
		return true;
	}

	/*
	 * This is definitive if true but fails if $path does not exist or contains
	 * a symbolic link.
	 */
	if ( realpath( $path ) == $path ) {
		return true;
	}

	if ( strlen( $path ) == 0 || $path[0] == '.' ) {
		return false;
	}

	// Windows allows absolute paths like this.
	if ( preg_match( '#^[a-zA-Z]:\\\\#', $path ) ) {
		return true;
	}

	// A path starting with / or \ is absolute; anything else is relative.
	return ( $path[0] == '/' || $path[0] == '\\' );
}

Changelog

Version Description
2.5.0 Introduced.

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