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Bug #11984 filetype function not working for non-existant files
Submitted: 2001-07-09 13:12 UTC Modified: 2002-09-26 20:05 UTC
Avg. Score:1.5 ± 0.5
Reproduced:1 of 1 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (100.0%)
Same OS:1 (100.0%)
From: JSaunders at edis dot co dot uk Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Filesystem function related
PHP Version: 4.2.2 OS: Windows 98
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2001-07-09 13:12 UTC] JSaunders at edis dot co dot uk
Regression error from 4.0.5 to 4.0.6. Looks like using filetype on a non-existant file, returns the value of the last valid call. Seen on the pre-compiled win32 flavour download with all modules.

echo filetype("c:/zzzzzz.zzz");
echo filetype("c:/");
echo filetype("c:/zzzzzz.zzz");


<b>Warning</b>:  Unknown file type (0) in <b>-</b> on line <b>2</b><br>

on 4.0.6. The file zzzzzzz.zzz does not exist. 4.0.5 returns dir with no warning.

clearstatcache() has no effect. Have to explicitly check for file existance with file_exists under this release.


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 [2002-08-13 23:54 UTC]
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 [2002-08-14 05:35 UTC] JSaunders at edis dot co dot uk
Tested this on 4.2.2 bug is still there. Would have fixed it myself but there was masses of change in the code that handles filetype between 4.0.5 and 4.0.6.

Better to look at the problem than arbitarily close entries more than n months old. The example isn't rocket science to retest. Remember 4.0.6 was the current release when I raised the bug!

 [2002-08-14 09:43 UTC]
Updating verison.

yes it's good to test bugs, but also please realize a lot of changes have occured including between 4.2.2 and the current CVS.  It wasn't a case of N months, it's more a case of version fixes.  And I do believe we just fixed this in CVS last week... can you try out a non-STABLE snapshot and see?
 [2002-08-15 03:42 UTC] JSaunders at edis dot co dot uk
Downloaded snap build, the problem still exists in this, but I can't reproduce it on Solaris (under 4.0.6). So suggests different handling of stat returns under win32/Solaris (filestat.c - php_stat).
Hope to look @ code and do static walkthrough as I don't have Windows compiler to hand.
 [2002-09-09 05:26 UTC]
Please try with PHP 4.2.3.

 [2002-09-26 20:05 UTC]
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