Hi Leon, > For example,read form letter 5 to 10 in line 4 ,and after some procedure > ,write into the same place.
if the file is not too big, you can use file() function which will return an array containing the content of the file per line. combine this with substr() to read from specific column. to write use substr_replace(). if the file is big, then doing file() is not advised, you should read the file as stream. read the following functions: fopen(), fclose(), fseek(), fread(), fwrite(). > Another question is that if a user has opened the file to read and write , > what will happen if another one will open and write the same file? php doesnt handle file locking automatically, so i think it would depend on the OS. if you want to handle file locking, read about flock(). -- Jimmy ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ God is greater than your greatest problem -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]