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Check to see if file is corrupt

Posted on 2009-04-08
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I have a PDF I am creating using TCPDF then saving to a temp pdf file. I am then sending out the PDF via mailer class. 1 out of 50 files or so send a corrupt file. Is there a way to test a stored PDF to see if the document is not corrupt?
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Notice the following code simply tries to read the file and if an error occurs (because it's corrupt) PHP returns false and the $error is set.
<?php
$file = fopen("welcome.txt", "r") or exit("Unable to open file!");
if ($file == FALSE) {
$error = 1;
}
//Output a line of the file until the end is reached
while(!feof($file))
  {
  echo fgets($file). "<br />";
  }
fclose($file);
?>

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by:nbcit
ID: 24099062
So the error would occur at fopen and then it will return false.
<?php
$file = fopen($pdf_path, "r");
if ($file === false) die('this is an error');
fclose($pdf_path);
?>

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by:EMB01
ID: 24099106
I believe so. You may also want to check this out if you are creating PDF files that are corrupt. It seems you must use the -b flag for Windows...
http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=21904
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by:nbcit
ID: 24099505
It turns out that if I unlink the file prior to file_put_contents the files come out perfect. Thank you.
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