ftell() function in PHP

PHPProgrammingServer Side Programming

The ftell() function returns the current position in an open file. The function returns the current file pointer position. On failure, FALSE is returned.

Syntax

ftell(file_pointer)

Parameters

  • file_pointer − A file pointer created using fopen(). Required.

Return

The ftell() function returns the current file pointer position. On failure, FALSE is returned.

Example

<?php
   $file_pointer = fopen("new.txt","r");
   echo ftell($file_pointer);
   fclose($file_pointer);
?>

Output

0

Let us see another example, wherein the current position is changed.

Example

<?php
   $file_pointer = fopen("new.txt","r");
   // changing current position
   fseek($file_pointer,"10");
   // displaying current position
   echo ftell($file_pointer);
   fclose($file_pointer);
?>

The following is the output. The current position is returned.

Output

10
raja
Updated on 24-Jun-2020 08:58:40

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