(PHP 4, PHP 5)
ftruncate — Truncates a file to a given length
Takes the filepointer, handle, and truncates the file to length, size.
The file pointer.
The handle must be open for writing.
The size to truncate to.
If size is larger than the file it is extended with null bytes.
If size is smaller than the extra data will be lost.
Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.
|PHP 4.3.3||Prior to this release ftruncate() returned an integer value of 1 on success, instead of boolean TRUE.|
Example #1 File truncation example
$filename = 'lorem_ipsum.txt';
$handle = fopen($filename, 'r+');
ftruncate($handle, rand(1, filesize($filename)));
echo fread($handle, filesize($filename));
The file pointer is not changed.