> On Monday 29 April 2002 18:26, Dave MacRae wrote:
> > For historic reasons, I have a file that contains a number of records in
> > which the fields are seperated by the NULL character, i.e,
> > field1\0field2\0field3\0field4
> > I need to parse out the fields from this string.
> > The string is read into the program using
> > $buffer = fgets(...).
> > This would be no problem in Perl or C but I cannot get this to
> work in PHP.
> > I have tried using
> > preg_split("/\0/", $buffer);
> > But this fails. I've tried walking through the string but it seems that
> > $buffer only has the content up to the first NULL character.
> Try using fread() to get your file (it's binary safe). Then use:
> explode(chr(0), $buffer);
> to separate your fields.
I'm beginning to think this may be the only solution.
I now have to figure out how to process the records as I'm looking for the
data in a particular line in the file, this should be fairly easy.
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