You could read this:

http://php.net/fread

or try this -- assuming that this is a non-windows OS:

<?php
// get contents of a file into a string
  $filename = "/directory/pathto/data.txt";
  $handle = fopen($filename, "r");
  $contents = fread($handle, filesize($filename));
  fclose($handle);
?> 

Mark Cain


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ron Piggott" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "PHP DB" <php-db@lists.php.net>
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 11:43 PM
Subject: [PHP-DB] File retrieval


> If I have a file named
> 
> "data.txt"  
> 
> Is it possible to load the contents of it into a variable search as
> 
> $contents
> 
> idealy I would like to know if I am able to do something like
> 
> $contents = data.txt;
> 
> Ron
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