1 system.api.php hook_system_info_alter(&$info, $file, $type)

Alter the information parsed from module and theme .info files

This hook is invoked in _system_rebuild_module_data() and in _system_rebuild_theme_data(). A module may implement this hook in order to add to or alter the data generated by reading the .info file with backdrop_parse_info_file().


$info: The .info file contents, passed by reference so that it can be altered.

$file: Full information about the module or theme, including $file->name, and $file->filename

$type: Either 'module' or 'theme', depending on the type of .info file that was passed.

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core/modules/system/system.api.php, line 1545
Hooks provided by Backdrop core and the System module.


function hook_system_info_alter(&$info, $file, $type) {
  // Only fill this in if the .info file does not define a 'datestamp'.
  if (empty($info['datestamp'])) {
    $info['datestamp'] = filemtime($file->filename);