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    Display File Type of Upload File

    How do I display the file type of an uploaded file, in order to find out what mime type to use?

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    look in the php manual: http://www.php.net/manual/en/features.file-upload.php

    The contents of $_FILES from the example form is as follows. Note that this assumes the use of the file upload name userfile, as used in the example script above. This can be any name.

    $_FILES['userfile']['name']

    The original name of the file on the client machine.
    $_FILES['userfile']['type']

    The mime type of the file, if the browser provided this information. An example would be "image/gif". This mime type is however not checked on the PHP side and therefore don't take its value for granted.
    $_FILES['userfile']['size']

    The size, in bytes, of the uploaded file.
    $_FILES['userfile']['tmp_name']

    The temporary filename of the file in which the uploaded file was stored on the server.
    $_FILES['userfile']['error']

    The error code associated with this file upload. This element was added in PHP 4.2.0
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