There are a number of functions in PHP for working with files.
fopen(), low-level access to files on disk
file_get_contents(), retrieve the contents of a file or URL
file_put_contents(), saving a string to a local file.
The file_get_contents function is used to read a file and put its contents into a variable. This function is similar to the include function, but unlike include, it can retrieve remote files on the Internet and transfer their contents via variables.…
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Appends another text file or script to the script.
Other text file or script to be inserted.
Cannot load external files.
Inserts another text file or script…
The include construct automatically inserts additional files/scripts into the current page.
As far as PHP is concerned, it will be automatically executed and understood as if it had always been at that location.
PHP is originally a templating language, which was created to make it easy to put pieces of pages together.
Folding works as text, so it is advisable to use relevant formats such as .html or .md.
When a PHP file is pasted, its…
The file_put_contents function is suitable for automatic writing to a file. Alternatively, you can also use fopen(), which I don't recommend for beginners.
$file = 'file.txt';
$content = 'Content to be saved to file.';