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Posted on 2006-03-28
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Last Modified: 2006-11-18

I'd like to create a script that displays a set of 2 unique links (with a description), for each day of the month.

Where the script pulls these links & descriptions from a .txt file (so I can easily update these links on a regular basis without editing the index.php file each time).

So, if one month has only 30 days, it would only display the first 60 links. If the next month has 31 days, it would display the first 62 links, and so on.

I'd like to keep security and performance in mind too.

Question by:xerospace
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Expert Comment

ID: 16317963
Hi xerospace,

1. Check Current Date (Day of Month)
2. Multiple by 2
3. Use that # line and the next line in the the text file

Try something like:

// Get Current Day
$day = date('j');
$day *= 2;

// Open textfile
$fh = fopen('filename.txt', 'rb');

// Get to the correct line in file:
for ($i = 0; $i < $day ** !feof($fh); $i++)

// Read the next two lines and print them
if (!feof($fh))
  print fgets($fh);
  print '<br>';
  print fgets($fh);
  print 'Error, two few lines in file or error in code';

// Close the file


Try that out.  I did not test the code but I expect it should work alright.  You can test it out more specifically if you give a number for each line in the textfile so if it works you see which lines are printing:
1. Line One blah blha
2. Line Two blahlahdlak

Joe P

Author Comment

ID: 16462887
Hi Joe,

Sorry about the delayed response. I apologize.

I've been trying to get this script to work, but it keeps giving me a parse error on line 11.

Any ideas?

Thanks again!
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Accepted Solution

BogoJoker earned 1200 total points
ID: 16462892
I must have pressed the wrong key, they are right next to eachother * and &

This line:
for ($i = 0; $i < $day ** !feof($fh); $i++)
Should be:
for ($i = 0; $i < $day && !feof($fh); $i++)

I'm sorry about that =)

Author Comment

ID: 16531746
Thanks! I added some extra points.
LVL 17

Expert Comment

ID: 16534326
Glad it worked =)
Thanks for the extra points!

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