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file_get_contents

Description

Returns the contents of the specified file.

Syntax

string file_get_contents (string $filename[, bool $include_path])



Parameter $filename

Expected type: String
Description: The name of the file to get the contents of



Parameter $include_path

Expected type: Boolean
Description: If true, will search for the file in the directories specified by the "include_path" directive in php.ini (see http://www.php.net/ini.core#ini.include-path for more info). Default is false.



Return value

Expected type: String
Description: Returns the contents of the specified file


Notes

  • Equivalent to the PHP function of the same name
  • Only defined in PHP 4.2.x or lower
  • Doesn't work if fopen or fclose have been disabled
  • Returns false if there's a problem; otherwise returns the contents of the specified file.
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