Imrul.H Imrul.H - 2 months ago 14
PHP Question

create file in another directory with php

My folder structure is like -

root
admin
create_page.php
pages
my_page1.php
my_page2.php


I have code for creating a new php file in "pages" folder. the code is like -

$dir_path = "../pages/";
$ourFileName = '../'.$page_name.".txt";
$ourFileHandle = fopen($ourFileName, 'w') or die("can't open file");
$ourFileContent = '<?php echo "something..." ?>';
if (fwrite($ourFileHandle, $ourFileContent) === FALSE) {
echo "Cannot write to file ($filename)";
exit;
}


The code executes normally..no problem. but the page is not being created. please tell me what i am doing wrong. is there problem with the path?
fclose($ourFileHandle);

Answer

Here's an example using the more simpler file_put_contents() wrapper for fopen,fwrite,fclose

<?php 
error_reporting(E_ALL);

$pagename = 'my_page1';

$newFileName = './pages/'.$pagename.".php";
$newFileContent = '<?php echo "something..."; ?>';

if (file_put_contents($newFileName, $newFileContent) !== false) {
    echo "File created (" . basename($newFileName) . ")";
} else {
    echo "Cannot create file (" . basename($newFileName) . ")";
}
?>