# What is the use of the @ symbol in PHP?

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PHP supports the error control operator i.e. the at sign (@). When @ is prepended to an expression, any error messages that might be generated by that expression gets ignored.

To use @ symbol in PHP, the code is as follows−

## Example

Live Demo

<?php
$file = @file ('non_existent_file') or die ("Failed in opening the file: Error Message = '$err'");
$value = @$cache[$key]; ?> ## Output This will produce the following output− Failed in opening the file: Error Message = ''PHP Notice: Undefined variable: err in /home/cg/root/6985034/main.php on line 4 ## Example Let us now see another example− Live Demo <?php$val = $test['5']$val = @$test['5'] ?> ## Output This will produce the following output− PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '$val' (T_VARIABLE) in /home/cg/root/6985034/main.php on line 5
Updated on 26-Dec-2019 10:22:43