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bzread

Binary safe bzip2 file read (PHP 4 >= 4.3.3, PHP 5, PECL bz2:1.0)
string bzread ( resource bz [, int length] )

bzread() reads from the given bzip2 file pointer.

Reading stops when length (uncompressed) bytes have been read or EOF is reached, whichever comes first.

Parameters

bz

The file pointer. It must be valid and must point to a file successfully opened by bzopen().

length

If not specified, bzread() will read 1024 (uncompressed) bytes at a time.

Return Values

Returns the uncompressed data, or FALSE on error.

Examples

Example 362. bzread() example

<?php

$file
= "/tmp/foo.bz2";
$bz = bzopen($file, "r") or die("Couldn't open $file");

$decompressed_file = '';
while (!
feof($bz)) {
 
$decompressed_file .= bzread($bz, 4096);
}
bzclose($bz);

echo
"The contents of $file are: <br />\n";
echo
$decompressed_file;

?>