PHP | parse_ini_file() Function

PHP parse_ini_file() 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 parse_ini_file() Function.

The PHP parse_ini_file() function parses a configuration (ini) file.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

array parse_ini_file ( string $filename [, bool $process_sections = FALSE [, int $scanner_mode = INI_SCANNER_NORMAL ]] )


This function loads in the ini file specified in a filename and returns the settings in an associative array. The structure of an ini file is the same as the php.ini's.

Return Value

This built-in function returns the settings in an associative array.

Example1

Try out the below example -

<?php
   print_r(parse_ini_file("/PhpProject/simple.ini"));
?>

Output

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

Array
(
    [me] => Kennedy
    [you] => John
    [first] => https://www.webdesigntutorialz.com
    [second] => https://www.google.com
)

Example2

Try out the below example -

<?php
   print_r(parse_ini_file("/PhpProject/simple.ini", true));
?>

Output

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

Array
(
    [names] => Array
        (
            [me] => Kennedy
            [you] => John
        )

    [urls] => Array
        (
            [first] => http://www.webdesigntutorialz.com
            [second] => https://www.google.com
        )
		
)


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

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