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A PHP library to detect the mime type of files.

2.1.0 2017-03-23 02:05 UTC

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A PHP library to detect the mime type of a file.

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Not invented here

This is a modernised version of Jason Sheets's mimetype class.


To add the PhpMimeType library to your project run

composer require katzien/php-mime-type

from the directory where your composer.json file is.

See Packagist for more details.

Version Guidance

Version Status PHP version required
1.x Maintained min. 5.3
2.x Latest (recommended) min. 5.6

If you're using PHP 5.6 or higher, you should use the latest 2.x version. There is no difference in usage between 1.x and 2.x, so the upgrade should not require any code changes.

Differences between 1.x and 2.x:

  • syntax
  • versions of composer dependencies


$type = \MimeType\MimeType::getType('my-file.pdf'); // returns "application/pdf"