PHP | fgetc() Function

PHP fgetc() Function


Hello dear readers! welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the PHP fgetc() Function.

The PHP fgetc() function returns a single character from an open file and gets a character from a given file pointer.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

string fgetc ( resource $handle )


This function processes large files very slowly and so it can't be used to process large files. If we need to read a character from a large file in sequence, use the fgets() function to read a line of data in sequence, then use fgetc() to process the line of data in sequence.

Return Value

This built-in function may return boolean false or may also return non-boolean value that evaluate to false such as 0 or " ".

Example1

Try out the below example -

<?php
   $file = fopen("/PhpProject/sample.txt", "r");
   echo fgetc($file);
   fclose($file);
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

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Example2
Try out the below example -

<?php
   $file = fopen("/PhpProject/sample.txt", "r");
   while(! feof($file)) {
      echo fgetc($file);
   }
   fclose($file);
?>

Output
When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

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Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the PHP fgetcsv() Function.

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