There are two ways to write to a file in PHP. You can either open a stream, and write to it in parts, or you can use
file_put_contents() which is much more convenient, with the trade off being that it takes up much more memory, and is not ideal if you want to send a lot of data upstream.
<?php // Method 1 $contents = "Foo bar"; $more_contents = "Baz bat"; $filename = "example.txt"; // We use 'w' to open for writing, placing the pointer at the beginning of a blank file // We use 'a' to open for writing, placing the pointer at the end of the file for appending $handler = fopen($filename, "w"); fwrite($handler, $contents); fwrite($handler, $more_contents); fclose($handler); // Method 2 // To write contents to a file file_put_contents($filename, $contents . ' ' . $more_contents); // To append contents to an existing file file_put_contents($filename, $contents . ' ' . $more_contents, FILE_APPEND);
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