PHP | fread() Function

PHP fread() 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 fread() Function.

The built-in PHP fread() function reads from an open file. This built-in PHP function stops at the end of the file or when it reaches the specified length, whichever comes first.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

string fread ( resource $handle , int $length )


The fread() function can read up to length bytes from the file pointer referenced by the handle.

Return Value

This built-in PHP function returns the read string on success or false on failure.

Example1

Try out the below example -

<?php
   $filename = "/PhpProject/sample.txt";
   $handle = fopen($filename, "r");
   echo fread($handle, "30");
   
   fclose($handle);
?>

Output

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

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Hello

Example2

Try out the below example -

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

Output

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

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Hello Webdesigntutorialz!!!!


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 fscanf() Function.

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