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Hi, I'm currently writing website using php. My problem is, when I do:

include("../../library/file.php"); // this is from e.g
/level1/level2/something.php

it works. However, when I use:

include("../../../library/file.php"); // and this one from
/level1/level2/level3/something.php

it doesn't work. So, does the include statement in php only cover 2
upwards directories? Is there anyway around this?
Thanks.
Nic
Jul 17 '05 #1
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Kupo wrote:
My problem is, when I do:

include("../../library/file.php");
// this is from e.g /level1/level2/something.php

it works. However, when I use:

include("../../../library/file.php");
// and this one from /level1/level2/level3/something.php

it doesn't work.
/How/ does it not work?

it includes a different file? :)
it gives a error message? ==> try error_reporting (E_ALL);
what is the error message?
it just ignores the include()?
So, does the include statement in php only cover 2
upwards directories?
No.
Is there anyway around this?
Maybe if you specify the path from the root

include '/library/file.php';

no matter how deep you are in the directory structure.
Thanks.


It works for me:

$ cat /home/pedro/src/php/test.php
#!/usr/bin/php
<?php
error_reporting (E_ALL);
include 'inc.php';
include '../php/inc.php';
include '../../src/php/inc.php';
include '../../../pedro/src/php/inc.php';
include '../../../../home/pedro/src/php/inc.php';
include '../../../../../../../../../home/pedro/src/php/inc.php';
echo "Done!\n";
?>

$ cat /home/pedro/src/php/inc.php
<?php
echo "inside included file\n";
?>

$ cd /home/pedro/src/php
$ ./test.php
inside included file
inside included file
inside included file
inside included file
inside included file
inside included file
Done!

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Jul 17 '05 #2

<Kupo> wrote in message news:qt******** *************** *********@4ax.c om...
Hi, I'm currently writing website using php. My problem is, when I do:

include("../../library/file.php"); // this is from e.g
/level1/level2/something.php

it works. However, when I use:

include("../../../library/file.php"); // and this one from
/level1/level2/level3/something.php

it doesn't work. So, does the include statement in php only cover 2
upwards directories? Is there anyway around this?
Thanks.


Have a play with getcwd() to find out where you are, and work it from there.
Then you have to worry about permissions, chroot jails, etc.

Garp
Jul 17 '05 #3

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