Looks like the first question was answered correctly, for the second one
look at the ltrim and rtrim functions.
$var = "rrrr    ";
$var = rtrim($var);
echo ":$var:";
output is

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick Dahl [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 11:11 AM
> Subject: [PHP-DB] Reading from a file
> I need to read from a file that is tab delimited.  Is there 
> anyway to specify that it reads between each tab and that is 
> it.  I know fread() uses bytes to figure out what to read but 
> that isn't very practical in my case.  
> Also, how do I get rid of any white space at the end of a 
> variable if there is some once it is read in?
> - Rick

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