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How to read each line from a file in PHP but retain the extra spaces?

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How to read each line from a file in PHP but retain the extra spaces?

my file is like below, but I want to maintain the spaces when using fgets, how to do that?

Are there any other function that can maintain the spaces?

I mean all the spaces MUST BE maintained.....NOT JUST ONE SPACE, I need ALL spaces
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10.112.1.101 ABE0C0542C2T

  show cdp neigh

Capability Codes: R - Router, T - Trans Bridge, B - Source Route Bridge

                  S - Switch, H - Host, I - IGMP, r - Repeater, P - Phone
 

Device ID        Local Intrfce     Holdtme    Capability  Platform  Port ID

ABE0D0444C2T     Gig 0/2            177           S       WS-C2950T-Gig 0/1

ABE0C0506C37     Gig 0/1            147          R S      WS-C3750G-Gig 1/0/24

 ABE0C0542C2T#

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Question by:mawingho
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$lines = file('textfile.txt');
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by:mawingho
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then how to read?
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by:Roonaan
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<?php
$lines = file('textfile.txt');

foreach($lines as $lineNumberMinusOne => $lineContent) {
  $actualLineNumber = $lineNumberMinusOne + 1;

  ... do something with the lines ....
}

?>
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by:hernst42
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You can also use file_get_contents which loads the file as is into one variable.
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by:fosiul01
ID: 21829313
HI try this code, i have checked, it read same as original file

 <?php

$myFile = "myfile.txt";
$fh = fopen($myFile, 'r');
$theData = fread($fh, filesize($myFile));
fclose($fh);
echo nl2br($theData);

?>
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