hello again,
i tried what u told me but im still getting the same error at the fopen(.....). any 
other bright ideas. please help. thanx alot
 
<?php
$filename="C:\\Documents and Settings\\roslyn\\My Documents\\note.txt"
$fp = fopen ("C:\\Documents and Settings\\roslyn\\My Documents\\note.txt", "r");
$contents = fread ($fp, filesize ($filename));
echo $contents;
fclose ($fp);   
?>

regards,
roslyn
 Beau Lebens wrote:just use

$filename = "C:\\Documents and Settings\\roslyn\\My Documents\\note.txt"; //
note double-slashes
$contents = join('', file($filename));
echo $contents;
?>

should work. your parse error is probably because of the "\" in your
filename, you need to escape them with another "\".

HTH

Beau

// -----Original Message-----
// From: roslyn jose [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
// Sent: Monday, 23 September 2002 12:54 PM
// To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
// Subject: RE: [PHP-DB]opening and reading from file
// 
// 
// HI,IVE BEEN TRYING TO PRINT THIS CODE, BUT KEEP GETTING AN 
// ERROR: // $filename="C:\Documents and Settings\roslyn\My Documents\note.txt"
// $fp = fopen ("C:\Documents and Settings\roslyn\My 
// Documents\note.txt", "r");
// $contents = fread ($fp, filesize ($filename));
// echo $contents;
// fclose ($fp); 
// ?>
// THE ERROR I GOT WAS THIS:Parse error: parse error in 
// /var/www/html/learn/frames.php COULD SOMEONE PLS HELP ME 
// OUT EHRE, I JUST WANT TO PRINT THIS FILE, THATS ALL. 
// THANKSREGARDS ROSLYN
// 
// 
// 
// John Holmes wrote:Try $_POST['field_1'] instead of $field_1
// 
// ---John Holmes...
// 
// > -----Original Message-----
// > From: Warren Massengill [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
// > Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2002 8:19 PM
// > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
// > Subject: [PHP-DB] Form response
// > 
// > Hi,
// > 
// > RedHat 7.2 RPM with PostgreSQL 7.1.x and PHP 4.0.6
// > 
// > Page 111 of "PHP and PostgreSQL", this form displays in 
// Mozilla. The
// > submit
// > button is expected to run a script called reaction.php but it opens
// the
// > script and displays the code. The response is the same 
// with or without
// > variable input.
// > 
// > I changed the script file to executable: no effect.
// > 
// > I can run 'reaction.php' from the shell and it works.
// > What is the problem here?
// > ---------------------------------
// > form
// > -----------------------------------------------------------------
// > 
// > 
// > A Simple Form
// > 
// 
// 
// > 
// > [input] 
// 
// 
// > [input] 
// > 
// > 
// > 
// > 
// > -------------
// > Reaction.php
// > ------------------------------------------------------------------
// > action.php
// > 
// > > if ($field_1)
// > {
// > echo "field_1: $field_1";
// > }
// > else
// > {
// > echo "nothing has been passed to this script";
// > }
// > ?>
// > ----------------------
// > run as stand alone php file
// > -----------------------------------------------------------------
// > 
// > bash-2.05$ php < reaction.php
// > X-Powered-By: PHP/4.0.6
// > Content-type: text/html
// > nothing has been passed to this script
// > 
// > ----------------------------------------------------------------
// > 
// > In:
// > /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
// > AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
// > (appears as above plus an entry for each of php2,3,&4)
// > LoadModule php4_module modules/libphp4.so
// > LoadModule php_module modules/mod_php.so
// > 
// > These were all uncommented in the RPM installation of RedHat 7.2.
// > Somehow PHP is partially working...
// > Any suggestions?
// > 
// > I can create forms in php and tables in PostgreSQL but according to
// > phpinfo(), php is not configured for PostfreSQL.
// > 
// > If I survive this problem, that one is on the horizon. Does anyone
// have a
// > generic list of things to do after an RPM installation of 
// RedHat Linux
// 7.2
// > in order to use PHP with PostgreSQL?
// > 
// > Thanks,
// > Warren
// > 
// > 
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