troubleshooting Question

Unlink priority? Seems to delete before running other code

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I have a small script that is supposed to display an image, then delete it directly after it is displayed on screen. However, php's unlink(); command seems to be deleting the image before it is displayed.

the Unlink is definitely below where the image is displayed, as well as being encapsulated within an IF statement to ensure it's not executed before it should be.

Perhaps I need to use a different method to delete?

BTW, this is on a linux box as you can probably tell byt eh $img2delete path.
printf("<img src='".$dir.$file."'><br>");
	$lpcnt++;
	$_SESSION['curr_file'] = $file;
	$img2delete = '/var/www/html/Images/'.$_SESSION['curr_file'];
	
	$diff = (time() - filemtime("$img2delete"))/60*60;
	echo "<p>File age in seconds: $diff</p>\n";
	$isviewed = "true";
	if($isviewed == 'true') {
		unlink($img2delete);
	}
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