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text file output not showing line breaks

Posted on 2003-12-04
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Hi,

I’m trying to use the below code as an include for external text files. As such this is just normal paragraphs of text.

<?php
$filename = 'content.txt';
$fp = fopen($filename, "r");
$contents = fread($fp, filesize($filename));
fclose($fp);
echo $contents;
?>

My content.txt file (I used windows notepad looks like)
Line1
Line2
Line3
Line4

But for some reason, my output doesn’t have any line breaks. Instead it look like :

Line1 line2 line3 line4

Where am I going wrong?
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Question by:fazsonet
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lozloz earned 230 total points
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change echo $contents;

$contents = nl2br($contents);
echo $contents;

cheers,

loz
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by:fazsonet
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That was simple enough, although I couldn't seem to find it on the web somehow....
cheers,
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by:lozloz
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if you want to read up on it a bit more, i suggest you go to www.php.net/nl2br

cheers,

loz
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