fscanf() example

Here you will learn about fscanf() example.


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fscanf() example


Here you will learn about fscanf() example.

fscanf() function

function fscanf  is used for parsing the inputs from a file according to a format




File - File is essential for running this function. There must be at least one file from which it parses the value.

Format - Format is essential. It should be specified.

Mixed is optional. 


The below example will print the name and profession of the developer. 

Begin the PHP tag.

Open the file using fopen() function.

Run the while loop until, it meets the command. 

Print it and close the file

End the PHP tag.

$handle = fopen("New Text Document .txt", "r");

while ($userinfo = fscanf($handle, "%s\t%s\n")) 
list ($name, $profession ) = $userinfo;
echo $name;
echo "<br>";
echo $profession;


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