php Programming Exercies

PHP Exercises : Count number of lines in a file

PHP : Exercise-16 with Solution

Write a PHP script to count number of lines in a file.

Note : Store a text file name into a variable and count the number of lines of text it has.

Sample Solution: -

PHP Code:

$file = basename($_SERVER['PHP_SELF']); 
$no_of_lines = count(file($file)); 
echo "There are $no_of_lines lines in $file"."\n";

Sample Output:

There are 5 lines in a6924e70-5a4c-11e7-b47b-99347412a245.php


Flowchart: Count number of lines in a file

basename() function: The basename(path,suffix) function is used to get the filename from a path.

count() function: The count() function is used to count the elements of an array or the properties of an object.

Note: For objects, if you have SPL installed, you can hook into count() by implementing interface Countable. The interface has exactly one method, Countable::count(), which returns the return value for the count() function.

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