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stream_get_contents

Reads remainder of a stream into a string (PHP 5)
string stream_get_contents ( resource handle [, int maxlength [, int offset]] )

Identical to file_get_contents(), except that stream_get_contents() operates on an already open stream resource and returns the remaining contents in a string, up to maxlength bytes and starting at the specified offset.

Parameters

handle (resource)

A stream resource (e.g. returned from fopen())

maxlength (integer)

The maximum bytes to read. Defaults to -1 (read all the remaining buffer).

offset (integer)

Seek to the specified offset before reading. Added in PHP 5.1.0.

Return Values

Returns a string, or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 2378. stream_get_contents() example

<?php

if ($stream = fopen('http://www.example.com', 'r')) {
   
// print all the page starting at the offset 10
   
echo stream_get_contents($stream, -1, 10);

   
fclose($stream);
}


if (
$stream = fopen('http://www.example.net', 'r')) {
   
// print the first 5 bytes
   
echo stream_get_contents($stream, 5);

   
fclose($stream);
}

?>


See Also
fgets()
fread()
fpassthru()
Note:

This function is binary-safe.