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PHP File Handling with PHP Basic File Handling Reading Files

Tom Goldie
PLUS
Tom Goldie
Courses Plus Student 8,379 Points

[SOLVED] Why am I getting a "no such file" warning?

On my installation, the text of the files shows up, but when I run the code in the challenge environment, I get a "failed to open stream: no such file or directory" when I make a call to file_get_contents("example\$file"), and hence I can't pass the challenge. The files exist when I do the scandir('example').

What am I missing?

index.php
<?php
//add code here
$files = scandir('example');

foreach($files as $file){
  if(!(strpos(strtolower($file),'fun')===false)){
   echo "<h3>$file</h3>";
   echo file_get_contents('example\\'.$file);
  } else {
    echo $file;
  }
}
Tom Goldie
Tom Goldie
Courses Plus Student 8,379 Points

I didn't include my <p> tags around the content or the strtolower() of the content in the code above to focus on the problem of the file not existing. Changing the problem line to file_get_contents("example\$file") does not help, either.

Tom Goldie
Tom Goldie
Courses Plus Student 8,379 Points

I found the problem: I needed a forward slash, e.g. 'example/'.$file

Sorry to bother you all :-)