PHP fread() function is used for reading contents of a file. It read from the file stream pointed to by handle which is created by fopen() function.
Syntax of the PHP fwrite function :
fread( file handler, length )
Length is a parameter to specify how many bytes to be read. Read will stop at the specified length is reached.
PHP fread() statement is binary-safe , means both binary and character data can be read from a file.
Here is a sample PHP program for reading from a file using fread() function
<?php // First we will create a file syam.txt and write a string into that $file = fopen("syam.txt","w"); fwrite($file,"Here You can learn about how to write to a file"); fclose($file); // Now we are going to read the contents of the created file and display the contents $file_1 = fopen("syam.txt","r"); $data=fread($file_1,filesize("syam.txt")); echo $data; fclose($file_1); ?>
Its output will be :
Here You can learn about how to write to a file
This is only a basic introduction tutorial about reading a file using PHP. We will discuss more about in our later posts.