Read file without php error messages

If you’re using php to read the contents of various files in order to construct a web page, you don’t want a missing file to result in error messages all over the web page. Use the error control operator and a conditional to prevent this happening:

$filename = 'thefile';
if ($file = @fopen($filename, 'r')) {
  while(!feof($file)) {
    echo fgets($file);
else {
  echo 'Unable to open '.$filename;

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