(PHP 5 >= 5.5.11)
SplFileObject::fread — Read from file
Reads the given number of bytes from the file.
The number of bytes to read.
Returns the string read from the file or
FALSE on failure.
Example #1 SplFileObject::fread() example
// Get contents of a file into a string
$filename = "/usr/local/something.txt";
$file = new SplFileObject($filename, "r");
$contents = $file->fread($file->getSize());
Note that SplFileObject::fread() reads from the current position of the file pointer. Use SplFileObject::ftell() to find the current position of the pointer and SplFileObject::rewind() (or SplFileObject::fseek()) to rewind the pointer position.