File to String - Simple

Submitted by:David Villa

Date added:13 April, 2011

Category:PHP

Reading a file to a string couldn't be easier than using the file_get_contents() function. Simple pass the name of the file (with path) and optional parameters

Tags: file to string

Code Snippet:

<?php
// ********************************
// basic example
$homepage = file_get_contents('http://www.example.com/');
$localfile = file_get_contents('config.ini');


// ********************************
// Get a file using the include path
// Below PHP 5
$file = file_get_contents('./people.txt', true);
// PHP 5 and above
$file = file_get_contents('./people.txt', FILE_USE_INCLUDE_PATH);
?>
 
 

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