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blackhole12 on 06/30/09


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Get Relative Path to Root Directory

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There's another snippet on here that always comes up on google for finding the relative path to the root, but it doesn't work very well. This version will work from the root, from any subdirectory, and with malformed path names such as

What I have here is designed to be pasted at the top of a php file, but you can also stick it inside a function and return $relpath.

  1. $relpath = "";
  2. $tempvar_relpathdir = explode("/",dirname($_SERVER['PHP_SELF']));
  3. for($i=count($tempvar_relpathdir); $i>0; $i--) if($tempvar_relpathdir[$i] != '') $relpath .= "../";

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Posted By: blackhole12 on July 7, 2009

BUGFIX: for($i=count($tempvar_relpathdir); $i>0; $i--) should instead be for($i=count($tempvar_relpathdir)-1; $i>0; $i--) It actually works without this bugfix almost all of the time (which is odd because it technically shouldn't), but it'll spew out a notice when including one php file from another. This fixes that.

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