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get_resource_type — Finds the type of a resource.


string gettype(resource);
resource resource: Resource to find the type of


String containing the resource type name; FALSE on error


get_resource_type() returns the specific type of a resource. Resources are abstract datatypes representing a handle to a particular system resource, such as file/stream pointers, database connections, and so forth.

If the resource type is not known,Unknown is returned. If the value passed is not a resource, the function will generate a warning and return FALSE.


Example 1382. Find the type for a variety of resources

echo get_resource_type (mysql_connect ()), "\n",
     get_resource_type (mysql_query ("SELECT now()")), "\n",
     get_resource_type (fopen (__FILE__, 'r')), "\n",
     get_resource_type (opendir ('.')), "\n";


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