The file_get_contents() reads a file into a string.
This function is the preferred way to read the contents of a file into a string. Because it will use memory mapping techniques, if this is supported by the server, to enhance performance.
|path||Required. Specifies the file to read|
|include_path||Optional. Set this parameter to '1' if you want to search for the file in the include_path (in php.ini) as well|
|context||Optional. Specifies the context of the file handle. Context is a set of options that can modify the behavior of a stream. Can be skipped by using NULL.|
|start||Optional. Specifies where in the file to start reading. This parameter was added in PHP 5.1|
|max_length||Optional. Specifies how many bytes to read. This parameter was added in PHP 5.1|
Tip: This function is binary-safe (meaning that both binary data, like images, and character data can be written with this function).
The output of the code above will be:
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