PHP | fgetc() Function

PHP fgetc() Function


Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP fgetc() Function.

The built-in 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 built-in PHP function processes large files slowly and so it can't be made use of 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 function may return boolean FALSE or may 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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