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(PHP 5 >= 5.4.0)

streamWrapper::stream_metadataChange stream options


public bool streamWrapper::stream_metadata ( int $path , int $option , int $var )

This method is called to set metadata on the stream. It is called when one of the following functions is called on a stream URL:

Please note that some of these operations may not be available on your system.

Note: The function is available since PHP 5.4.0.



The file path or URL to set metadata. Note that in the case of a URL, it must be a :// delimited URL. Other URL forms are not supported.


One of:

  • PHP_STREAM_META_TOUCH (The method was called in response to touch())
  • PHP_STREAM_META_OWNER_NAME (The method was called in response to chown() with string parameter)
  • PHP_STREAM_META_OWNER (The method was called in response to chown())
  • PHP_STREAM_META_GROUP_NAME (The method was called in response to chgrp())
  • PHP_STREAM_META_GROUP (The method was called in response to chgrp())
  • PHP_STREAM_META_ACCESS (The method was called in response to chmod())


If option is

  • PHP_STREAM_META_TOUCH: Array consisting of two arguments of the touch() function.
  • PHP_STREAM_META_OWNER_NAME or PHP_STREAM_META_GROUP_NAME: The name of the owner user/group as string.
  • PHP_STREAM_META_OWNER or PHP_STREAM_META_GROUP: The value owner user/group argument as integer.
  • PHP_STREAM_META_ACCESS: The argument of the chmod() as integer.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure. If option is not implemented, FALSE should be returned.

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