dirname — Returns a parent directory’s path

dirname(string $path, int $levels = 1): string

Given a string containing the path of a file or directory, this function will return the parent directory’s path that is levels up from the current directory.

Returns the path of a parent directory. If there are no slashes in path, a dot (‘.’) is returned, indicating the current directory. Otherwise, the returned string is path with any trailing /component removed.


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