PHP - Function error_log()


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Syntax

bool error_log ( string $message [, int $message_type [, string $destination [, string $extra_headers]]] )

Definition and Usage

It sends an error message to the web server's error log, a TCP port or to a file.

Parameters

Sr.No Parameter & Description
1

message

The error message that should be logged.

2

message_type

It says where the error should go. The possible message types are as follows −

  • 0 − Default. The error is sent to the servers logging system or a file, depending on how the error_log configuration is set in the php.ini file

  • 1 − The error is sent by email to the address in the destination parameter. This message type is the only one that uses the headers parameter

  • 2 − The error is sent through the PHP debugging connection. This option is only available in PHP 3

  • 3 − The error is added to the file destination string

3

destination

The destination. Its meaning depends on the message_type parameter as described above.

4

extra_headers

The extra headers. It's used when the message_type parameter is set to 1. This message type uses the same internal function as mail() does.

Return Value

It returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.


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