How to read the contents of a file into a string in PHP

file_get_contents() can help us here. It reads a file and stores it in a string. Can be used with local files, as well as online content:

This is different from the file() function which reads the contents of a file into an array.

  • http://us2.php.net/manual/en/function.file-get-contents.php
  • http://us2.php.net/manual/en/function.file.php

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