PHP Manual: bzread


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bzread

(PHP 4 >= 4.3.3, PHP 5)

bzread -- Binary safe bzip2 file read

Description

string bzread ( resource bz [, int length] )

bzread() reads from the given bzip2 file pointer.

Reading stops when length (uncompressed) bytes have been read or EOF is reached, whichever comes first.

Parameters

bz

The file pointer. It must be valid and must point to a file successfully opened by bzopen().

length

If not specified, bzread() will read 1024 (uncompressed) bytes at a time.

Return Values

Returns the uncompressed data, or FALSE on error.

Examples

Example 1. bzread() example

<?php

$file
= "/tmp/foo.bz2";
$bz = bzopen($file, "r") or die("Couldn't open $file");

$decompressed_file = '';
while (!
feof($bz)) {
  
$decompressed_file .= bzread($bz, 4096);
}
bzclose($bz);

echo
"The contents of $file are: <br />\n";
echo
$decompressed_file;

?>