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fgetss — Reads a line from a file, stripping HTML and PHP tags.


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


Current line; FALSE on error


fgetss() is functionally like fgets() , except the line of text returned is parsed first and any HTML and PHP tags are removed. If a newline or EOF occurs before the number of byes specified is read, fgetss() 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.


Example 309. Dump a file, stripping all HTML and PHP tags

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

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


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