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I am using xammp on my mac book air 2013 (OSX Maverick)

Here is the error: The File Name Is: richard.html Warning: fopen(richard.html): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/code1/create.php on line 21 Could not open file

2 Answers

Andrew McCormick
Andrew McCormick
17,730 Points

possible causes are:

  • you either don't have permission to write in the directory your writing to
  • the directory you are trying to create the new file in, doesn't exists. fopen won't create a directory only a file. If this is the case then you need to use mkdir to create the directory.

Thank you, I am trying to create the file using this code:

$file = $_POST['file'];

$ext  = $_POST['ext'];
echo "The File Name Is: ".$file,$ext;

$display_block = <<<END_OF_TEXT
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <h1>This file name is: $file,$ext</h1>

$fileName = "$file$ext";
$fileH    = fopen("$fileName", "x")or die("Could not open file");
$file1 = fopen("$fileName", "x");
chmod($fileName, 0777);
?> ```