PHP | fgets() Function

PHP fgets() 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 fgets() Function.

The built-in PHP fgets() function returns a line from an open file. This function stops returning on a new line at a specified length or EOF, whichever comes first.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

string fgets ( resource $handle [, int $length ] )


This function can return a string of up to length -1 bytes read from the file pointed to by the user.

Return Value

This built-in PHP function returns a string of length -1 bytes from the file pointed to by the user or false on failure.

Example1

Try out the below example -

<?php
   $file = fopen("/PhpProject/sample.txt", "r");
   echo fgets($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($file)) {
      echo fgets($file). "\n";
   }
 
   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 fgetss() Function.

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