Thanks Ashley & Nathan.

As it turns out, there is more than one "tmp" folder... and I was looking in the wrong one. When I SSH'd in the correct one, I created the missing file and it began to work properly.
Thanks for chiming in.


On Jan 7, 2010, at 7:58 AM, Ashley Sheridan wrote:

On Thu, 2010-01-07 at 09:19 +0000, Nathan Rixham wrote:

Rick Dwyer wrote:
> Hello List.
> I have been playing around with PHP, running a few tutorials and I came
> across an error message I could not resolve.
> The tutorial is Generating One Time URL's by Oreilly:
> Basically the PHP code is supposed to read from a text file and write to > a text file and serve a text file all located in the "tmp" directory of
> the server.
> However, I receive the error that the referenced files in the PHP code
> could not be found:
> "Warning: readfile(/tmp/secret_file.txt) [function.readfile]: failed to
> open stream: No such file or directory
> in/home/mysite/myfolder/get_file.php on line 67"
> Line 66 and 67 look like this:
> $secretfile = "/tmp/secret_file.txt";
> readfile($secretfile);
> However, in the tmp folder, I have created a simple text file called > "secret_file.txt" so I know it exists and it has the permissions set to
> 644, so it should be readable.
> Can someone point out to me what I am doing wrong?  Thanks,

try permissions of 777 and see if the error disappears; odds are v high
that the httpd user php is running under doesn't have group or owner
permissions for /tmp & that secret file.


That shouldn't fix it. 644 permissions allow the owner, group users and anybody else to read file. Have you tried is_file("/tmp/ secret_file.txt"); to see if it actually exists? Also, don't forget that Linux is case sensitive when it comes to filenames, so secret_file.txt is completely different from Secret_File.txt, and in- fact you can validly have both in the same directory.



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