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php5: how do i read file from parent directory

Posted on 2011-09-19
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hello all,

i have a zend project with followed structure:

Projectname/application/configs/config.ini

Projectname/public/mytest/test.phtml

in config.ini i have an entry: username = abc

the question is: i would write some codes in test.phtml to check if config.ini exist, if it exist, i would like to get the value of username from this file. any suggestion?

thanks,
wantime
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Hugh McCurdy earned 500 total points
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I assume you are trying to find the file instead of asking about how to do read and write operations in PHP.

Two approaches since it doesn't appear that you are trying to get above the document root.

First is to use a relative path.  Say you are in the folder /Foo/Bar/Bletch and you want to read a file in /Foo/etc called config.ini.  You would open "../../etc/config.ini"

The second works if your server is a *nix operating system and you have shell access.  Simply create a symbolic link from the current folder to the file.

$ ln -s  ../../etc/config.ini  config.ini

.. means the parent folder.
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thanks.

actually i also would like to read the file.  the link followed helps.

http://devilsworkshop.org/parsing-ini-files-using-php/
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