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stream_get_contents - Reads remainder of a stream into a string
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stream_get_contents( resource$stream, [int|null$length = null], [int$offset = -1] ): string|false

Identical to file_get_contents, except that stream_get_contents operates on an already open stream resource and returns the remaining contents in a string, up to length bytes and starting at the specified offset.


stream (resource)

A stream resource (e.g. returned from fopen)

length (int)

The maximum bytes to read. Defaults to null (read all the remaining buffer).

offset (int)

Seek to the specified offset before reading. If this number is negative, no seeking will occur and reading will start from the current position.

Return Values

Returns a string or false on failure.



This function is binary-safe.


Version Description
8.0.0 length is now nullable.

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