How to specify the relative path in php?

by mallory_cormier , in category: PHP General , 2 months ago

How to specify the relative path in php?

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by rollin , 2 months ago

@mallory_cormier 

In PHP, you can specify a relative path using the following methods:

  1. Using "../" to move up to the parent directory: This can be used to specify a path relative to the current directory by moving up one level in the directory structure.


For example, if you are in a directory called "folder1" and you want to access a file in a directory called "folder2" located at the same level as "folder1", you can specify the relative path like this:

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include("../folder2/file.php");


  1. Using "./" to refer to the current directory: This can be used to specify a path relative to the current directory.


For example, if you want to include a file located in the same directory as the PHP script that you are currently in, you can specify the relative path like this:

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include("./file.php");


  1. Using a combination of "../" and "./" to navigate through directories: You can also combine these symbols to navigate through directories in a relative path.


For example, if you are in a directory called "folder1" and you want to access a file located in a directory called "folder2" which is inside a parent directory called "parent", you can specify the relative path like this:

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include("../../parent/folder2/file.php");


By using these symbols and methods, you can specify relative paths in PHP to accurately locate and include files or directories within your project structure.