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PHP Open File


PHP Open File

To open a file in PHP, fopen() function is used. In general, fopen() function accepts two parameters:

Filename:  This parameter specifies the name of the file to be opened.

Mode: This parameter specifies the mode in which the file should be opened.

Syntax:

resource fopen ( string $filename , string $mode [, bool $use_include_path = false [, resource $context ]] )

OR

resource fopen ( string $filename , string $mode )

MODES of fopen function:

$mode MODE DESCRIPTION
r Read only mode Pointer starts from the beginning of the file.
w Write only mode Overwrites the existing file or creates a new file if it doesn’t exist. Pointer starts from the beginning of the file.
a Write only mode Continues writing in the existing file or creates a new file if it doesn’t exist. Pointer starts from the end of the file.
x Write only mode Creates a new file if it doesn’t exist or returns FALSE if the file already exists. Pointer starts from the beginning of the file.
c Write only mode Creates a new file if it doesn’t exist or does nothing if the file already exists. Pointer starts from the beginning of the file.
r+ Read Write mode Pointer starts from the beginning of the file.
w+ Read Write mode Overwrites the existing file or creates a new file if it doesn’t exist. Pointer starts from the beginning of the file.
a+ Read Write mode Continues writing in the existing file or creates a new file if it doesn’t exist. Pointer starts from the end of the file.
x+ Read Write mode Creates a new file if it doesn’t exist or returns FALSE if the file already exists. Pointer starts from the beginning of the file
c+ Read Write mode Creates a new file if it doesn’t exist or does nothing if the file already exists. Pointer starts from the beginning of the file.

 

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