The highlight_file() function outputs a file with the PHP syntax highlighted. The syntax is highlighted by using HTML tags.
The colors used for highlighting can be set in the php.ini file or with the ini_set() function.
This function returns TRUE on success, or FALSE on failure.
|filename||Required. Specifies the file to display|
|return||Optional. If this parameter is set to TRUE, this function will return the highlighted code as a string, instead of printing it out. Default is FALSE|
Note: When using this function, the entire file will be displayed - including passwords and any other sensitive information!
The output of the code above could be:
and, if you select "View source" in the browser window, it will look something like this:
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