PHP | pclose() Function

PHP pclose() 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 pclose() Function.

The built-in PHP pclose() function closes a pipe opened by popen().

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

int pclose ( resource $handle )


This built-in function can close a file pointer to the pipe opened by popen() function.

Return Value

This built-in function returns the termination status of the running process. In case of an error, then -1 is returned.

Example

Try out the below example -

<?php
   $file = popen("/bin/ls", "r");
   pclose($file);
?>


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 popen() Function.

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