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Core PHP Programming, Third Edition by Leon Atkinson

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Chapter 7. I/O and Disk Access

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Ultimately, in order to be useful, a script must communicate with the outside world. We've seen PHP scripts that send text to the browser and get some information from functions like date. In this chapter we examine all the ways a PHP script can exchange data without using special interfaces. This includes reading from local disk drives, connecting to remote machines on the Internet, and receiving form input.

PHP is similar to other programming environments—with ...

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