PHP - Function fgetss()



string fgetss ( resource $handle [, int $length [, string $allowable_tags]] );

Definition and Usage

Identical to fgets(), except that fgetss() attempts to strip any HTML and PHP tags from the text it reads.


Parameter Description
handle The file pointer must be valid, and must point to a file successfully opened by fopen() or fsockopen() (and not yet closed by fclose()).
length Length of the data to be retrieved.
allowable_tags You can use the optional third parameter to specify tags which should not be stripped.

Return Value

Returns a string of up to length - 1 bytes read from the file pointed to by handle, with all HTML and PHP code striped. If an error occurs, returns FALSE.


Following is the usage of this function −

   $handle = @fopen("/tmp/inputfile.htm", "r");
   if ($handle) {
      while (!feof($handle)) {
         $buffer = fgetss($handle, 4096);
         echo $buffer;