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PHP Functions

Function: gzread

(PHP 3, PHP 4, PHP 5)

gzread -- Binary-safe gz-file read

Description

string gzread ( resource zp, int length )

gzread() reads up to length bytes from the given gz-file pointer. Reading stops when length (uncompressed) bytes have been read or EOF is reached, whichever comes first.

Parameters

zp

The gz-file pointer. It must be valid, and must point to a file successfully opened by gzopen() .

length

The number of bytes to read.

Return Values

The data that have been read.

Examples

Example 1. gzread() example

<?php
// get contents of a gz-file into a string
$filename = "/usr/local/something.txt.gz";
$zd = gzopen($filename, "r");
$contents = gzread($zd, 10000);
gzclose($zd);
?>

Related Function(s)

  • gzopen()
  • gzwrite()
  • gzgets()
  • gzgetss()
  • gzfile()
  • gzpassthru()
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