fclose() function in PHP

PHPProgrammingServer Side Programming

The fclose() function closes an open file pointer. The function returns TRUE on success and FALSE on failure.

Syntax

fclose(file_pointer)

Parameters

  • file_pointer − The file pointer must be valid, and must point to a file successfully opened by fopen() or fsockopen().

Return

The fclose() function returns.

  • TRUE on success
  • FALSE on failure

Example

<?php
   $file_pointer = fopen('amit.txt', 'r');
   fclose($file_pointer);
?>

Output

true

Let us see another example. This shows a file which is opened, the content is returned using fgetsss and the file is closed with file pointer using file pointer.

Example

<?php
   $file_pointer = @fopen("/documents/new.php", "r");
   if ($file_pointer) {
      while (!feof($file_pointer)) {
         $buffer = fgetss($file_pointer, 1024);
         echo $buffer;
      }
      fclose($file_pointer);
   }
?>

Output

This is demo text
raja
Published on 03-Oct-2018 12:21:18
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