Type: Sample Code (HOWTO)
Category: File Management
License: GNU General Public License
Description: I am very new to PHP and I was so happy to figure out how to do this, after reading much “almost there” code & function descriptions. If anyone needs the output of a class/array/var to a file, instead of a display, this works great.
$classvar = Class::someFunc($otherobj->runAQuery()) ; #start buffering (all activity to the buffer) ob_start() ; # dumps to buffer var_dump($classvar) ; # dump buffered $classvar to $outStringVar $outStringVar = ob_get_contents() ; # open your file with append, read, write perms # (be sure to check your file perms) $fp=fopen('yourlog.txt','a+'); # write output to file & close it fwrite($fp, $outStringVar ); fclose($fp); # clean the buffer & stop buffering output ob_end_clean() ;