Open a string as a stream in PHP.
Sometimes a functionality to handle string input the same as file/stream input is quite handy. This is a neat way of having PHP create a stream out of a string. It’s a pitty that this stream is only readable, no writing, appending or stat() is allowed. Nevertheless it’s quite useful to avoid having to duplicate logic or reading a whole file into a buffer instead.
// open a string as a stream $string = 'Hello World'; $stream = fopen('data://text/plain,' . $string, 'r'); // you can only read of that stream // but all stream-reading functions are usable $line = fgets($stream);