The ability to open up files such as plain text or CSV files is a great asset
for you as a programmer. Not every job requires a database with multiple tables,
and storing simple data in a text file can be a good alternative. Especially
if your web host doesn’t allow you to have a database!
In this section, we take a look at the various way you can manipulate files
with PHP. We’ll start by opening a plain text file.
For this section, we’ll be using the file called dictionary.txt, which
is amongst the ones you downloaded (in the
Open this file up, and take a look at the contents. It should look like this:
AAS = Alive and smiling
ADN = Any day now
AEAP = As early as possible
AFAIK = As far as I know
AFK = Away from keyboard
AKA = Also known as
It’s just a long list of values separated by an equals sign. On the left
of the equals sign is an abbreviation, and on the right its meaning. We’ll
open this text file with PHP code. You’ll see different ways to open up and
work with this text file. Click below to make a start.
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