PHP file_get_contents() Function❮ PHP Filesystem Reference
Read a file into a string:
Definition and Usage
The file_get_contents() reads a file into a string.
This function is the preferred way to read the contents of a file into a string. It will use memory mapping techniques, if this is supported by the server, to enhance performance.
|path||Required. Specifies the path to the file to read|
|include_path||Optional. Set this parameter to '1' if you want to search for the file in the include_path (in php.ini) as well|
|context||Optional. Specifies the context of the file handle. Context is a set of options that can modify the behavior of a stream. Can be skipped by using NULL.|
|start||Optional. Specifies where in the file to start reading. Negative values count from the end of the file|
|max_length||Optional. Specifies the maximum length of data read. Default is read to EOF|
|Return Value:||The entire file in a string, FALSE on failure|
|Binary Safe:||Yes, in PHP 4.3|
|PHP Changelog:||PHP 7.1 - Support for negative values in start parameter
PHP 5.1 - Added the start and max_length parameters
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