"Return Values If only two parameters were passed to this function, the values parsed will be returned as an array. Otherwise, if optional parameters are passed, the function will return the number of assigned values. The optional parameters must be passed by reference."
http://php.net/manual/en/function.fscanf.php so you should expect an array. print_r it to see what is inside. art On 2 November 2010 03:34, Ethan Rosenberg <eth...@earthlink.net> wrote: > Dear List - > > Thank you for all your help. Here is another one..... > > I have a file [/home/ethan/PHP/RecNum] which consists of the number 1005. > It also has been "1005". No matter how I do it, it is only recognized as > 1. > > Here is the code. In this case, the file is "1005". > > $fptr1 = fopen("/home/ethan/PHP/RecNum", "r+"); > $recNum = (int)fscanf($fptr1,"%s"); > echo $recNum; //which always is 1 > > If I do not typecast $recNum to int, the value is Array. > > Thanks. > > Ethan > > MySQL 5.1 PHP 5 Linux [Debian (sid)] > > > -- > PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > -- Visit me at: http://artur.ejsmont.org/blog/ -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php