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How to create folder so i can insert text file to that folde in my class
can please so some example?
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Question by:firekiller15
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by:ray-solomon
ID: 21766565
Here is a function I created that can help you.

<?php
 

$directory_name = '/home/pocourl/public_html/test/';

$filename = 'test.txt';

$file_contents = 'This is a test';
 

echo createDirectory($directory_name, $filename, $file_contents);
 

function createDirectory($directory_name, $filename, $file_contents)

{

	if (!is_dir($directory_name))

	{

		if (@mkdir($directory_name, 0755))

		{

			if (is_dir($directory_name))

			{

				// write to file

				$fp = @fopen($directory_name.$filename, 'w');

				@fwrite($fp, $file_contents);

				@fclose($fp);

				

				if (file_exists($filename))

				{

					return 'I wrote some content to "'.$directory_name.$filename.'".';

				}

			}

		}

		else

		{

			return 'Could not create a directory';

		}

	}

	else

	{

		if (is_dir($directory_name))

		{

			// write to file

			$fp = @fopen($directory_name.$filename, 'w');

			@fwrite($fp, $file_contents);

			@fclose($fp);

			

			if (file_exists($filename))

			{

				return 'I wrote some content to "'.$directory_name.$filename.'".';

			}

		}

		else

		{

			return 'Could not create a directory';

		}

	}

}

?>

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by:firekiller15
ID: 21767041
why i use your method still i cannot create a folder my code as follow

$directory_name = "c:/TEST";
$fileHandle = fopen("$directory_name.test", "a");

still the same the file still not in the folder why?
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by:ray-solomon
ID: 21767247
You did not specify the location of the file properly.
I put a slash in back of the directory name and hard-coded the file name:
This is how it should be.

$directory_name = 'c:/TEST/';
$fp = fopen($directory_name.'test.txt', 'w');

http://us2.php.net/fopen
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by:firekiller15
ID: 21775180
I do like this
###config.php####
$directory_name = "c:/TEST/";
$fileHandle = fopen(directory_name."TEST.log", "a")

###main.php ###
function LogFile($string)
{
require("config.php");
  $str = $string;
  if (fwrite($fileHandle, $str))
    echo "<br>Wrote to file \n </br>";
  else
    echo "write failed. \n";
fclose($fileHandle);
}
but i still cant see TEST folder in the drive c why?
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ray-solomon earned 250 total points
ID: 21777154
I am not sure why the previous code I provided did not work. I tested it myself.
There must be some sort of permission problem with creating files outside of an area you are not allowed to write to (usually outside your web root).

I re-wrote the code according to how you are wanting it to be like.
The code you wrote, does not have any error checking in it and was poorly written.
I provided basic examples of how error checking should always be implemented in the code you write.
This will help you learn how to write code better.
:-)

If you still cannot get this to work, then it is not a code problem, but most likely a permission issue.
<?php
 
 

/* put these constants in config.php */

define('DIRECTORY', './test/'); // with a trailing slash

define('FILENAME', 'TEST.log');
 
 

/* put all this in main.php */
 

require('config.php'); // keep this out of the function
 

function LogFile($string)

{

	if (!is_dir(DIRECTORY))

	{

		if (@mkdir(DIRECTORY, 0777))

		{

			if (is_dir(DIRECTORY))

			{

				// write to file

				$fp = @fopen(DIRECTORY.FILENAME, 'w');

				@fwrite($fp, $string);

				@fclose($fp);

				

				if (file_exists(DIRECTORY.FILENAME))

				{

					@chmod(DIRECTORY.FILENAME, 0777);

					return true;

				}

			}

		}

		else

		{

			return false;

		}

	}

	else

	{

		if (is_dir(DIRECTORY))

		{

			// write to file

			$fp = @fopen(DIRECTORY.FILENAME, 'w');

			@fwrite($fp, $string);

			@fclose($fp);

			

			if (file_exists(FILENAME))

			{

				@chmod(DIRECTORY.FILENAME, 0777);

				return true;

			}

		}

		else

		{

			return false;

		}

	}

}
 
 

/* call the function within main.php this way */

if (LogFile('This is a test'))

{

	echo 'Written to file successfully';

}

else

{

	echo 'Could not write to file';

}
 

?>

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by:ray-solomon
ID: 21777319
don't forget to change the directory to:

define('DIRECTORY', 'c:/test/');
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by:ray-solomon
ID: 21777335
oops, I found a simple mistake in the code above.
On line 47, change it to:
if (file_exists(DIRECTORY.FILENAME))
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by:ray-solomon
ID: 21786909
did you try the code I suggested? I tested it on Windows and Linux and it worked fine.
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by:firekiller15
ID: 21790476
i put my directory in c:
can i do like this
define('DIRECTORY', 'c:./test/');???
output i get is Could not write to file
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by:ray-solomon
ID: 21790646
no, for Windows, it would be like this instead.

define('DIRECTORY', 'c:/test/');
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by:ray-solomon
ID: 21790653
here is the code again.
<?php

 

 

/* put these constants in config.php */

define('DIRECTORY', 'c:/test/'); // with a trailing slash

define('FILENAME', 'TEST.log');

 

 

/* put all this in main.php */

 

require('config.php'); // keep this out of the function

 

function LogFile($string)

{

        if (!is_dir(DIRECTORY))

        {

                if (@mkdir(DIRECTORY, 0777))

                {

                        if (is_dir(DIRECTORY))

                        {

                                // write to file

                                $fp = @fopen(DIRECTORY.FILENAME, 'w');

                                @fwrite($fp, $string);

                                @fclose($fp);

                                

                                if (file_exists(DIRECTORY.FILENAME))

                                {

                                        @chmod(DIRECTORY.FILENAME, 0777);

                                        return true;

                                }

                        }

                }

                else

                {

                        return false;

                }

        }

        else

        {

                if (is_dir(DIRECTORY))

                {

                        // write to file

                        $fp = @fopen(DIRECTORY.FILENAME, 'w');

                        @fwrite($fp, $string);

                        @fclose($fp);

                        

                        if (file_exists(DIRECTORY.FILENAME))

                        {

                                @chmod(DIRECTORY.FILENAME, 0777);

                                return true;

                        }

                }

                else

                {

                        return false;

                }

        }

}

 

 

/* call the function within main.php this way */

if (LogFile('This is a test'))

{

        echo 'Written to file successfully';

}

else

{

        echo 'Could not write to file';

}

 

?>

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by:firekiller15
ID: 21790729
>>.i put my directory in c:
>>can i do like this
>>define('DIRECTORY', 'c:./test/');???
>>output i get is Could not write to file
i able to write to file for fwrite()

but how to write to folder for file_put_contents()?
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by:ray-solomon
ID: 21792361
just replace this in both places:

 // write to file
$fp = @fopen(DIRECTORY.FILENAME, 'w');
@fwrite($fp, $string);
@fclose($fp);

to this:

file_put_contents(DIRECTORY.FILENAME, $string);


This way is the same as fwrite method, except it is all rolled into a single function instead.
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