f = open("file.txt","r+") f.read(length) # read the length you want
(PHP 4, PHP 5)
fread — Binary-safe file read
string fread ( resource $handle , int $length )
fread() reads up to length bytes from the file pointer referenced by handle . Reading stops as soon as one of the following conditions is met:
Returns the read string or FALSE in case of error.
Example #1 A simple fread() example
Example #2 Binary fread() example
On systems which differentiate between binary and text files (i.e. Windows) the file must be opened with 'b' included in fopen() mode parameter.
Example #3 Remote fread() examples
When reading from anything that is not a regular local file, such as streams returned when reading remote files or from popen() and fsockopen(), reading will stop after a packet is available. This means that you should collect the data together in chunks as shown in the examples below.