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Managing Files

File management features allow applications to read, write, and manipulate data stored in the server’s file system. In PHP, a robust set of file management functions allows developers to perform a wide range of input/output (I/O) operations efficiently and safely.

In this chapter we will explore the file management functions in PHP, each of which is designed to address specific tasks related to managing, manipulating, and interacting with files. From reading and writing files to navigating directories and managing file metadata, PHP’s file management functions offer a comprehensive toolkit for developers who want to harness the power of file I/O in their applications.