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PHP - Files

Manipulating files is a basic necessity for serious programmers and PHP gives you a great deal of tools for creating, uploading, and editing files.

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This section of the PHP tutorial is completely dedicated to how PHP can interact with files. After completing this section you should have a solid understanding of all types of file manipulation in PHP!

PHP - Files: Be Careful

When you are manipulating files you must be very careful because you can do a lot of damage if you do something wrong. Common errors include editing the wrong file, filling a hard-drive with garbage data, and accidentally deleting a file's contents.

It is our hope that you will be able to avoid these and other slipups after reading this tutorial. However, we know that there are so many places where code can take a wrong turn, so we urge you to take extra care when dealing with files in PHP.

PHP - Files: Overview

The presentation of the file lessons will begin with how to create, open, and close a file. After establishing those basics, we will then cover other important file tasks, such as: read, write, append, truncate, and uploading files with PHP.

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