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PHP file_get_contents

07 Nov 2019 12:32 pm || 0

The file_get_contents() is an inbuilt PHP function used to read file into a string. This function uses the memory mapping technique to enhance the performance, and therefore, this function is the most preferred method to read a file into a string.

Notes: 

  • This function is compatible with PHP version 4.3 and above.
  • This function is Binary safe, which allows this function to operate on binary file without modifying the content of the file.

Syntax

file_get_contents($path, $include_path, $context, $start, $max_length)

Parameters

Parameter Type  Description
$path (mandatory)   specify the location of the file you want to read
$include_path (Optional)   Search for the file in the include_path (in php.ini) if this parameter is set 1. 
$context (Optional)   specifies a custom context
$start (Optional)    
$max_length (Optional)    

Return Value:

It returns the read data on success and FALSE on failure.

Example: 1) 

<?PHP
#PHP Program to illustrate the working of file_get_contents Function

#Basic Program

/*
    file_get_contents Function gets the complete page
    of Stechies.com
*/
$homePage = file_get_contents('https://www.stechies.com');
print_r($homePage);
?>

Example 2) 

<?
#PHP Program to illustrate the working of file_get_contents Function

#Basic Program

/*
    file_get_contents Function gets the complete page
    of Stechies.com
*/
$homePage = file_get_contents('https://www.stechies.com');
print_r($homePage);
?>