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(PHP 4, PHP 5)

fgetss — Gets line from file pointer and strip HTML tags


string fgetss ( resource $handle [, int $length [, string $allowable_tags ]] )

Identical to fgets(), except that fgetss() attempts to strip any HTML and PHP tags from the text it reads.



The file pointer must be valid, and must point to a file successfully opened by fopen() or fsockopen() (and not yet closed by fclose()).


Length of the data to be retrieved.


You can use the optional third parameter to specify tags which should not be stripped.

Return values

Returns a string of up to length - 1 bytes read from the file pointed to by handle , with all HTML and PHP code striped.

If an error occurs, returns FALSE.


Version Description
5.0.0 The length parameter is optional
3.0.13 and 4.0.0 The allowable_tags parameter was added,


Note: If you are having problems with PHP not recognizing the line endings when reading files either on or created by a Macintosh computer, you might want to enable the auto_detect_line_endings run-time configuration option.