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Reading a text file in PHP

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I'm currently reading a text file via PHP which, in itself, is very easy. However I want to specifically get one word from the text file and assign it as a variable and I'm struggling like mad! The text file is just a ping result, as follows:

Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=34ms TTL=249
Reply from bytes=32 time=32ms TTL=248
Reply from bytes=32 time=31ms TTL=248
Reply from bytes=32 time=32ms TTL=249

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 31ms, Maximum = 34ms, Average = 32ms

What I really want to do is get the word reply out of the text file so I can do a simple if statement that says If $variable="Reply" then the ping has been successful otherwise it has failed.

Does this make sense? Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Mar 24 '06 #1
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Yes, it's really easy, use the functions file and split

so (assuming that the file is called pingReply.txt)

$file = file( 'pingReply.txt' );
$repliesFound = 0;

foreach( $file as $line )
$tokens = split( ' ', $line );

if ( strcasecmp($tokens[0], 'Reply') == 0 )

echo( "Got $repliesFound replies to the ping\n" );
Mar 24 '06 #2

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