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PHP: OS Appropriate Directory Separator

Posted on 2011-03-16
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I want $SystemSlash to either be / or \ depending on the operating system.

How can I make $SystemSlash be the appropriate directory separator for the operating system used?
<?php

echo $SystemSlash . 'path' . $SystemSlash . 'to' . $SystemSlash . 'my/file.php';

?>

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by:k_romych
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if (strpos($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'],'/')){$SystemSlash='/';}else{$SystemSlash='\\' ;}
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Or even easier just use the constant name DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR:

<?php

echo DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR . 'path' . DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR . 'to' . DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR . 'my/file.php';

?>

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