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gzfile

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

gzfileRead entire gz-file into an array

Description

array gzfile ( string $filename [, int $use_include_path = 0 ] )

This function is identical to readgzfile(), except that it returns the file in an array.

Parameters

filename

The file name.

use_include_path

You can set this optional parameter to 1, if you want to search for the file in the include_path too.

Return Values

An array containing the file, one line per cell.

Examples

Example #1 gzfile() example

<?php
$lines 
gzfile('somefile.gz');
foreach (
$lines as $line) {
    echo 
$line;
}
?>

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User Contributed Notes 4 notes

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jani at php dot net
5 years ago
This function is not binary safe. (intentionally, or not, that's the question :)
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nb_nonospamm_ at wtal dot de
8 years ago
In PHP4.4.1 I noticed that gzfile only reads up to 8190 bytes per line. I had a 20K SQL query that was cut into 3 parts - and wondered why the SQL server complained.

Reading an uncompressed file with the file() command works as expected.
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The Jedi
9 years ago
A quicker way to load a gziped file in a string :
<?php
function gzfile_get_contents($filename, $use_include_path = 0)
{
   
//File does not exist
   
if( !@file_exists($filename) )
    {    return
false;    }
   
   
//Read and imploding the array to produce a one line string
  
$data = gzfile($filename, $use_include_path);
  
$data = implode($data);
   return
$data;
}
?>
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webmaster at ragnarokonline dot de
10 years ago
This works similar to gzfile() but it returns the file in a string instead of an array and doesn't write it to stdout compared to readgzfile.

Note: unlike the usual file-functions filesize won't work here, since the length-parameter of gzread refers to the uncompressed length, while filesize returns the size of the compressed file.

<?php
function gzfile_get_contents($filename, $use_include_path = 0) {
   
$file = @gzopen($filename, 'rb', $use_include_path);
    if (
$file) {
       
$data = '';
        while (!
gzeof($file)) {
           
$data .= gzread($file, 1024);
        }
       
gzclose($file);
    }
    return
$data;
}
?>
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