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file_put_contents

(PHP 5)

file_put_contentsWrite a string to a file

Descrierea

int file_put_contents ( string $filename , mixed $data [, int $flags = 0 [, resource $context ]] )

This function is identical to calling fopen(), fwrite() and fclose() successively to write data to a file.

If filename does not exist, the file is created. Otherwise, the existing file is overwritten, unless the FILE_APPEND flag is set.

Parametri

filename

Path to the file where to write the data.

data

The data to write. Can be either a string, an array or a stream resource.

If data is a stream resource, the remaining buffer of that stream will be copied to the specified file. This is similar with using stream_copy_to_stream().

You can also specify the data parameter as a single dimension array. This is equivalent to file_put_contents($filename, implode('', $array)).

flags

The value of flags can be any combination of the following flags, joined with the binary OR (|) operator.

Available flags
Flag Description
FILE_USE_INCLUDE_PATH Search for filename in the include directory. See include_path for more information.
FILE_APPEND If file filename already exists, append the data to the file instead of overwriting it.
LOCK_EX Acquire an exclusive lock on the file while proceeding to the writing.

context

A valid context resource created with stream_context_create().

Valorile întoarse

This function returns the number of bytes that were written to the file, or FALSE on failure.

Avertizare

Această funcție poate întoarce valoarea Boolean FALSE, dar poate de asemenea întoarce o valoare non-Boolean care evaluează în FALSE, cum ar fi 0 sau "". Vă rugăm să citiți secțiunea despre tipul Boolean pentru mai multe informații. Utilizați operatorul === pentru a verifica valoarea întoarsă de această funcție.

Exemple

Example #1 Simple usage example

<?php
$file 
'people.txt';
// Open the file to get existing content
$current file_get_contents($file);
// Append a new person to the file
$current .= "John Smith\n";
// Write the contents back to the file
file_put_contents($file$current);
?>

Example #2 Using flags

<?php
$file 
'people.txt';
// The new person to add to the file
$person "John Smith\n";
// Write the contents to the file, 
// using the FILE_APPEND flag to append the content to the end of the file
// and the LOCK_EX flag to prevent anyone else writing to the file at the same time
file_put_contents($file$personFILE_APPEND LOCK_EX);
?>

Istoria schimbărilor

Versiunea Descriere
5.0.0 Added context support
5.1.0 Added support for LOCK_EX and the ability to pass a stream resource to the data parameter

Note

Notă: Această funcție acceptă și date binare.

Sfat

Un URL poate fi utilizat în calitate de denumire a fișierului în această funcție dacă învelișurile fopen au fost activate. Accesați fopen() pentru mai multe detalii despre modul de specificare a denumirii fișierului. Accesați Supported Protocols and Wrappers pentru referințe la informații despre posibilitățile pe care le oferă diferite învelișuri, note despre utilizarea lor și informații despre variabile predefinite pe care le oferă.

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User Contributed Notes 25 notes

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TrentTompkins at gmail dot com
6 years ago
File put contents fails if you try to put a file in a directory that doesn't exist. This creates the directory.

<?php
   
function file_force_contents($dir, $contents){
       
$parts = explode('/', $dir);
       
$file = array_pop($parts);
       
$dir = '';
        foreach(
$parts as $part)
            if(!
is_dir($dir .= "/$part")) mkdir($dir);
       
file_put_contents("$dir/$file", $contents);
    }
?>
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Anonymous
6 years ago
file_put_contents() will cause concurrency problems - that is, it doesn't write files atomically (in a single operation), which sometimes means that one php script will be able to, for example, read a file before another script is done writing that file completely.

The following function was derived from a function in Smarty (http://smarty.php.net) which uses rename() to replace the file - rename() is atomic on Linux.

On Windows, rename() is not currently atomic, but should be in the next release. Until then, this function, if used on Windows, will fall back on unlink() and rename(), which is still not atomic...

<?php

define
("FILE_PUT_CONTENTS_ATOMIC_TEMP", dirname(__FILE__)."/cache");
define("FILE_PUT_CONTENTS_ATOMIC_MODE", 0777);

function
file_put_contents_atomic($filename, $content) {
  
   
$temp = tempnam(FILE_PUT_CONTENTS_ATOMIC_TEMP, 'temp');
    if (!(
$f = @fopen($temp, 'wb'))) {
       
$temp = FILE_PUT_CONTENTS_ATOMIC_TEMP . DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR . uniqid('temp');
        if (!(
$f = @fopen($temp, 'wb'))) {
           
trigger_error("file_put_contents_atomic() : error writing temporary file '$temp'", E_USER_WARNING);
            return
false;
        }
    }
  
   
fwrite($f, $content);
   
fclose($f);
  
    if (!@
rename($temp, $filename)) {
        @
unlink($filename);
        @
rename($temp, $filename);
    }
  
    @
chmod($filename, FILE_PUT_CONTENTS_ATOMIC_MODE);
  
    return
true;
  
}

?>
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Brandon Lockaby
3 years ago
Calling file_put_contents within a destructor will cause the file to be written in SERVER_ROOT...
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justin dot carlson at gmail dot com
2 years ago
It should be obvious that this should only be used if you're making one write, if you are writing multiple times to the same file you should handle it yourself with fopen and fwrite, the fclose when you are done writing.

Benchmark below:

file_put_contents() for 1,000,000 writes - average of 3 benchmarks:

real 0m3.932s
user 0m2.487s
sys 0m1.437s

fopen() fwrite() for 1,000,000 writes, fclose() -  average of 3 benchmarks:

real 0m2.265s
user 0m1.819s
sys 0m0.445s
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deqode at felosity dot nl
4 years ago
Please note that when saving using an FTP host, an additional stream context must be passed through telling PHP to overwrite the file.

<?php
/* set the FTP hostname */
$user = "test";
$pass = "myFTP";
$host = "example.com";
$file = "test.txt";
$hostname = $user . ":" . $pass . "@" . $host . "/" . $file;

/* the file content */
$content = "this is just a test.";

/* create a stream context telling PHP to overwrite the file */
$options = array('ftp' => array('overwrite' => true));
$stream = stream_context_create($options);

/* and finally, put the contents */
file_put_contents($hostname, $content, 0, $stream);
?>
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caiofior at gmail dot com
2 years ago
I had some troubles using file_put_contents with an absolute but no canonicalized path (eg. w:/htdocs/pri/../test/log.txt): on windows environment php was unable to create the file also using the realpath function .
I had to use fopen and frwite functions to write the data.
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egingell at sisna dot com
6 years ago
There is a better way. www.php.net/touch

Since you're not adding anything to the file,

<?php
function updateFile($filename) {
    if (!
file_exists($filename)) return;
   
touch($filename);
}
?>
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michel kollenhoven
1 year ago
re: moura dot kadu at gmail dot com

why not ? file_put_contents('ftp://user:pass@server/path/to/file',$data);
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kola_lola at hotmail dot com
5 years ago
I wrote this script implementing the file_put_contents() and file_get_contents() functions to be compatible with both php4.* and php 5.*. It is a PHP Command line interface script which searches and replaces a specific word recursively through all files in the supplied directory hierarchy.

Usage from a Linux command line: ./scriptname specifieddirectory searchString replaceString

#!/usr/bin/php
<?php
$argc
= $_SERVER['argc'];
$argv = $_SERVER['argv'];

if(
$argc != 4)
{
echo
"This command replaces a search string with a replacement string\n for the contents of all files in a directory hierachy\n";
echo
"command usage: $argv[0]  directory searchString replaceString\n";
echo
"\n";
exit;
}
?><?php
     
if (!function_exists('file_put_contents')) {
    function
file_put_contents($filename, $data) {
       
$f = @fopen($filename, 'w');
        if (!
$f) {
            return
false;
        } else {
           
$bytes = fwrite($f, $data);
           
fclose($f);
            return
$bytes;
        }
    }
}

function
get_file_contents($filename)

     
/* Returns the contents of file name passed

      */
     
{
      if (!
function_exists('file_get_contents'))
      {
     
$fhandle = fopen($filename, "r");
     
$fcontents = fread($fhandle, filesize($filename));
     
fclose($fhandle);
      }
      else
      {
     
$fcontents = file_get_contents($filename);
      }
      return
$fcontents;
      }
?><?php

function openFileSearchAndReplace($parentDirectory, $searchFor, $replaceWith)
{
//echo "debug here- line 1a\n";
//echo "$parentDirectory\n";
//echo "$searchFor\n";
//echo "$replaceWith\n";

if ($handle = opendir("$parentDirectory")) {
    while (
false !== ($file = readdir($handle))) {
        if ((
$file != "." && $file != "..") && !is_dir($file)) {
         
chdir("$parentDirectory"); //to make sure you are always in right directory
         // echo "$file\n";
        
$holdcontents = file_get_contents($file);
        
$holdcontents2 = str_replace($searchFor, $replaceWith, $holdcontents);
        
file_put_contents($file, $holdcontents2);
        
// echo "debug here- line 1\n";
         // echo "$file\n";

       
}
        if(
is_dir($file) && ($file != "." && $file != ".."))
        {
       
$holdpwd = getcwd();
       
//echo "holdpwd = $holdpwd \n";
       
$newdir = "$holdpwd"."/$file";
       
//echo "newdir = $newdir \n";  //for recursive call
       
openFileSearchAndReplace($newdir, $searchFor, $replaceWith);
       
//echo "debug here- line 2\n";
        //echo "$file\n";
       
}
    }
   
closedir($handle);
}
}

$parentDirectory2 = $argv[1];
$searchFor2 = $argv[2];
$replaceWith2 = $argv[3];

//Please do not edit below to keep the rights to this script
//Free license, if contents below this line is not edited
echo "REPLACED\n'$searchFor2' with '$replaceWith2' recursively through directory listed below\nFor all files that current user has write permissions for\nDIRECTORY: '$parentDirectory2'\n";
echo
"command written by Kolapo Akande :) all rights reserved :)\n";

$holdpwd = getcwd();
//echo "$holdpwd\n";
chdir($parentDirectory2);
openFileSearchAndReplace($parentDirectory2, $searchFor2, $replaceWith2);
exit;
?>
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clement dot delmas at gmail dot com
3 years ago
NOTE : file_put_contents doesn't add a valid BOM while creating the file

<?php
$myFile
= 'test.txt';
$myContent = 'I love PHP';

file_put_contents($myFile, "\xEF\xBB\xBF".$myContent);
?>
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Curtis
7 years ago
As to the previous user note, it would be wise to include that code within a conditional statement, as to prevent re-defining file_put_contents and the FILE_APPEND constant in PHP 5:

<?php
  
if ( !function_exists('file_put_contents') && !defined('FILE_APPEND') ) {
   ...
   }
?>

Also, if the file could not be accessed for writing, the function should return boolean false, not 0. An error is different from 0 bytes written, in this case.
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hilton at allcor dot com dot br
3 years ago
NOTE : file_put_contents create files UTF-8

<?php
$myFile
= 'test.txt';
$myContent = 'I love PHP';

file_put_contents($myFile, utf8_encode($myContent));
?>
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vahkos at mail dot ru
2 years ago
file_put_contents does not issue an error message if file name is incorrect(for example has improper symbols on the end of it /n,/t)
that is why use trim() for file name.
$name=trim($name);
file_put_contents($name,$content);
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moura dot kadu at gmail dot com
2 years ago
I made ​​a ftp_put_contents function.

hope you enjoy.

<?php

function ftp_put_contents($fpc_path_and_name, $fpc_content) {
   
   
//Temporary folder in the server
   
$cfg_temp_folder = str_replace("//", "/", $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']."/_temp/");
   
   
//Link to FTP
   
$cfg_ftp_server = "ftp://ftp.com";
   
   
//FTP username
   
$cfg_user = "user";
   
   
//FTP password
   
$cfg_pass = "password";
   
   
//Document Root of FTP
   
$cfg_document_root = "DOCUMENT ROOT OF FTP";
   
   
//Link to the website
   
$cfg_site_link = "Link to the website";
   
   
//Check if conteins slash on the path of the file
   
$cotains_slash = strstr($fpc_path_and_name, "/");
   
   
//Get filename and paths
   
if ($cotains_slash) {
       
$fpc_path_and_name_array = explode("/", $fpc_path_and_name);
       
$fpc_file_name = end($fpc_path_and_name_array);
    }
    else {
       
$fpc_file_name = $fpc_path_and_name;
    }
   
   
//Create local temp dir
   
if (!file_exists($cfg_temp_folder)) {
        if (!
mkdir($cfg_temp_folder, 0777)) {
            echo
"Unable to generate a temporary folder on the local server - $cfg_temp_folder.<br />";
            die();
        }
    }
   
   
//Create local file in temp dir
   
if (!file_put_contents(str_replace("//", "/", $cfg_temp_folder.$fpc_file_name), $fpc_content)) {
        echo
"Unable to generate the file in the temporary location - ".str_replace("//", "/", $cfg_temp_folder.$fpc_file_name).".<br />";
        die();
    }

   
//Connection to the FTP Server
   
$fpc_ftp_conn = ftp_connect("$cfg_ftp_server");
   
   
//Check connection
   
if (!$fpc_ftp_conn) {
        echo
"Could not connect to server <b>$cfg_ftp_server</b>.<br />";
        die();
    }
    else {
       
       
// login
        // check username and password
       
if (!ftp_login($fpc_ftp_conn, "$cfg_user", "$cfg_pass")) {
            echo
"User or password.<br />";
            die();
        }
        else {
           
           
//Document Root
           
if (!ftp_chdir($fpc_ftp_conn, $cfg_document_root)) {
                echo
"Error to set Document Root.<br />";
                die();
            }
           
           
           
//Check if there are folders to create
           
if ($cotains_slash) {
               
               
//Check if have folders and is not just the file name
               
if (count($fpc_path_and_name_array) > 1) {
                   
                   
//Remove last array
                   
$fpc_remove_last_array = array_pop($fpc_path_and_name_array);
                   
                   
//Checks if there slashs on the path
                   
if (substr($fpc_path_and_name,0,1) == "/") {
                       
$fpc_remove_first_array = array_shift($fpc_path_and_name_array);
                    }
                   
                   
//Create each folder on ftp
                   
foreach ($fpc_path_and_name_array as $fpc_ftp_path) {
                        if (!@
ftp_chdir($fpc_ftp_conn, $fpc_ftp_path)) {
                            if (!
ftp_mkdir($fpc_ftp_conn, $fpc_ftp_path)) {
                                echo
"Error creating directory $fpc_ftp_path.<br />";
                            }
                            else {
                                if (!
ftp_chdir($fpc_ftp_conn, $fpc_ftp_path)) {
                                    echo
"Error go to the directory $fpc_ftp_path.<br />";
                                }
                            }
                        }
                    }
                }
                else {
                   
                }
            }
           
           
//Check upload file
           
if (!ftp_put($fpc_ftp_conn, $fpc_file_name, str_replace("//", "/", $cfg_temp_folder.$fpc_file_name), FTP_ASCII)) {
                echo
"File upload <b>$fpc_path_and_name</b> failed!<br />";
                die();
            }
            else {
                if (!
unlink(str_replace("//", "/", $cfg_temp_folder.$fpc_file_name))) {
                    echo
"Error deleting temporary file.<br />";
                    die();
                }
                else {
                    echo
"File upload <a href='$cfg_site_link".str_replace("//", "/", "/$fpc_path_and_name")."'><b>$cfg_site_link".str_replace("//", "/", "/$fpc_path_and_name")."</a></b> successfully performed.<br />";
                }
            }
           
           
//Close connection to FTP server
           
ftp_close($fpc_ftp_conn);
        }
    }
}

#Sample

$content_file = "<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC \"-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN\" \"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd\">
<html xmlns=\"http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml\">
<head>
<meta http-equiv=\"Content-Type\" content=\"text/html; charset=utf-8\" />
<title>Title</title>
</head>
<body>
<p>Test</p>
</body>
</html>"
;

ftp_put_contents("test.php", $content_file);
?>
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ravianshmsr08 at gmail dot com
3 years ago
To upload file from your localhost to any FTP server.
pease note 'ftp_chdir' has been used instead of putting direct remote file path....in ftp_put ...remoth file should be only file name

<?php
$host
= '*****';
$usr = '*****';
$pwd = '**********';        
$local_file = './orderXML/order200.xml';
$ftp_path = 'order200.xml';
$conn_id = ftp_connect($host, 21) or die ("Cannot connect to host");     
ftp_pasv($resource, true);
ftp_login($conn_id, $usr, $pwd) or die("Cannot login");
// perform file upload
ftp_chdir($conn_id, '/public_html/abc/');
$upload = ftp_put($conn_id, $ftp_path, $local_file, FTP_ASCII);
if(
$upload) { $ftpsucc=1; } else { $ftpsucc=0; }
// check upload status:
print (!$upload) ? 'Cannot upload' : 'Upload complete';
print
"\n";
// close the FTP stream
ftp_close($conn_id);
?>
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wjsams at gmail dot com
5 years ago
file_put_contents() strips the last line ending

If you really want an extra line ending at the end of a file when writing with file_put_contents(), you must append an extra PHP_EOL to the end of the line as follows.

<?php
$a_str
= array("these","are","new","lines");
$contents = implode(PHP_EOL, $a_str);
$contents .= PHP_EOL . PHP_EOL;
file_put_contents("newfile.txt", $contents);
print(
"|$contents|");
?>

You can see that when you print $contents you get two extra line endings, but if you view the file newfile.txt, you only get one.
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the geek man at hot mail point com
6 years ago
I use the following code to create a rudimentary text editor. It's not fancy, but then it doesn't have to be. You could easily add a parameter to specify a file to edit; I have not done so to avoid the potential security headaches.

There are still obvious security holes here, but for most applications it should be reasonably safe if implemented for brief periods in a counterintuitive spot. (Nobody says you have to make a PHP file for that purpose; you can tack it on anywhere, so long as it is at the beginning of a file.)

<?php
$random1
= 'randomly_generated_string';
$random2 = 'another_randomly_generated_string';
$target_file = 'file_to_edit.php';
$this_file = 'the_current_file.php';

if (
$_REQUEST[$random1] === $random2) {
    if (isset(
$_POST['content']))
       
file_put_contents($target_file, get_magic_quotes_qpc() ? stripslashes($_POST['content']) : $_POST['content']);
   
    die(
'<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
    <head>
        <title>Editing...</title>
    </head>
    <body>
        <form method="post" action="'
. $this_file . '" />
        <input type="hidden" name="'
. $random1 . '" value="' . $random2 . '" />
        <textarea name="content" rows="50" cols="100">'
. file_get_contents($target_file) . '</textarea><br />
        <input type="submit" value="Save Changes" />
        </form>
    </body>
</html>'
);
}
?>

Then simply browse to hxxp://www.example.com/{$this_file}?{$random1}={$random2}, with the appropriate values substituted for each bracketed variable. Please note that this code assumes the target file to be world writable (-rw-rw-rw- or 666) and will fail to save properly without error if it is not.

Once again, this is by no means secure or permanent, but as a quick fix for brief edits to noncritical files it should be sufficient, and its small size is a definite bonus.
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egingell at sisna dot com
8 years ago
In reply to the previous note:

If you want to emulate this function in PHP4, you need to return the bytes written as well as support for arrays, flags.

I can only figure out the FILE_APPEND flag and array support. If I could figure out "resource context" and the other flags, I would include those too.

<?

define('FILE_APPEND', 1);
function file_put_contents($n, $d, $flag = false) {
    $mode = ($flag == FILE_APPEND || strtoupper($flag) == 'FILE_APPEND') ? 'a' : 'w';
    $f = @fopen($n, $mode);
    if ($f === false) {
        return 0;
    } else {
        if (is_array($d)) $d = implode($d);
        $bytes_written = fwrite($f, $d);
        fclose($f);
        return $bytes_written;
    }
}

?>
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aidan at php dot net
10 years ago
This functionality is now implemented in the PEAR package PHP_Compat.

More information about using this function without upgrading your version of PHP can be found on the below link:

http://pear.php.net/package/PHP_Compat
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chris at ocportal dot com
11 months ago
It's important to understand that LOCK_EX will not prevent reading the file unless you also explicitly acquire a read lock (shared locked) with the PHP 'flock' function.

i.e. in concurrent scenarios file_get_contents may return empty if you don't wrap it like this:

<?php
$myfile
=fopen('test.txt','rt');
flock($myfile,LOCK_SH);
$read=file_get_contents('test.txt');
fclose($myfile);
?>

If you have code that does a file_get_contents on a file, changes the string, then re-saves using file_put_contents, you better be sure to do this correctly or your file will randomly wipe itself out.
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John Galt
4 years ago
I use file_put_contents() as a method of very simple hit counters. These are two different examples of extremely simple hit counters, put on one line of code, each.

Keep in mind that they're not all that efficient. You must have a file called counter.txt with the initial value of 0.

For a text hit counter:
<?php
$counter
= file_get_contents("counter.txt"); $counter++; file_put_contents("counter.txt", $counter); echo $counter;
?>

Or a graphic hit counter:
<?php
$counter
= file_get_contents("counter.txt"); $counter++; file_put_contents("counter.txt", $counter); for($i = 0; $i < strlen($counter); $i++) echo "<img src=\"counter/".substr($counter, $i, 1).".gif\" alt=\"".substr($counter, $i, 1)."\" />";
?>
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error at example dot com
3 years ago
It's worth noting that you must make sure to use the correct path when working with this function. I was using it to help with logging in an error handler and sometimes it would work - while other times it wouldn't. In the end it was because sometimes it was called from different paths resulting in a failure to write to the log file.

__DIR__ is your friend.
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me at briandichiara dot com
6 years ago
I was in need of a function that updated the last modified date in a php file. There may be a better way, but this is how I did it:

<?php
function updateFile($modFile){
    if(!empty(
$modFile)){
        if(
$fo = fopen($modFile, 'r')){
           
$source = '';
            while (!
feof($fo)) {
              
$source .= fgets($fo);
            }
           
file_put_contents($modFile,$source);
           
fclose($fo);
        }
    }
}
?>
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admin at nabito dot net
5 years ago
This is example, how to save Error Array into simple log file

<?php

$error
[] = 'some error';
$error[] = 'some error 2';

@
file_put_contents('log.txt',date('c')."\n".implode("\n", $error),FILE_APPEND);

?>
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sendoshin at awswan dot com
8 years ago
To clear up what was said by pvenegas+php at gmail dot com on 11-Oct-2005 08:13, file_put_contents() will replace the file by default.  Here's the complete set of rules this function follows when accessing a file:

1.  Was FILE_USE_INCUDE_PATH passed in the call?  If so, check the include path for an existing copy of *filename*.

2.  Does the file already exist?  If not, first create it in the current working directory.  Either way, open the file.

3.  Was LOCK_EX passed in the call?  If so, lock the file.

4.  Was the function called with FILE_APPEND?  If not, clear the file's contents.  Otherwise, move to the end of the file.

5.  Write *data* into the file.

6.  Close the file and release any locks.

If you don't want to completely replace the contents of the file you're writing to, be sure to use FILE_APPEND (same as fopen() with 'a') in the *flags*.  If you don't, whatever used to be there will be gone (fopen() with 'w').

Hope that helps someone (and that it makes sense ^^)!

- Sendoshin
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