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fgets — Reads a line from a file.


string fgets(file_handle, bytes);
resource file_handle: File handle
int bytes: Number of bytes to read


Current line; FALSE on error


fgets() is similar to fgetc() except that it returns a line of text from the file pointer of a length specified by the number of bytes. If a newline or EOF occurs before the number of bytes specified is read, fgets() returns the bytes read up to this point. This can be extremely useful when reading and processing lines of text from a file, pipe, or socket.


Because some of the filesystem functions to read/write from files partially share the same code, one or more of the bugs reported elsewhere may also apply to this function.

3.0.6: Function not binary-safe.

3.0.11: Will not return when using non-blocking sockets on Red Hat Linux 6, kernel 2.2.10.

3.0.11: Stops reading after HTTP header using socket connection on Red Hat 5.1.


Example 308. Dump a file

$fh = fopen("test.txt", "r");

    $output = htmlspecialchars(fgets($fh, 1024));
    echo ("$output<br>");


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