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Posted on 2008-10-21
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I am using php to write a php file.  How would I fwrite a \' together without my php thinking I only want a '
I tried \\' but I don't think it is right... let me know if I am wrong.
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Question by:newbe101
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by:tg_wilk
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If you only want a single quote to be written then look below. Otherwise please explain what you want to achieve.
fwrite($file,"'");//single quote written
//or
fwrite($file,'\'');//yet another single quote
 
 
 
//this would result in an error
fwrite($file,'\\'');
 
//this would write \'
fwrite($file,"\\'");

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by:newbe101
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I know, but how would I fwrite a \' to a php file for use in the new file?  I don't need the fwrite part, just the characters to print \' in a php file that will be using the \'
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Roger Baklund earned 400 total points
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You can avoid the escaping problems by using the chr() function. Backslash is ascii 92:

fwrite($f,chr(92)."'");

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by:tg_wilk
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Lets say you want a file like this
 
<?php
$character = '\'';
?>
 
So you can fwrite
 
<?php
$content = <<<THEEND
<?php
$character = '\'';
?>
THEEND;
fwrite($file,$content);
?>
 
or if you want to stick with the single quotes:
 
<?php
$content = '<?php
$character = \'\\\'\';
?>';
fwrite($file,$content);
?>
 
Is that what you're looking for?

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by:newbe101
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cxr got it for me... thanks both of you.
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