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Scenario:
 
User login's to the website and access a file using file_get_contents.
 
Issue:
 
Let's say the user is not logged in and still want to access the file. When trying to access the file using "file_get_contents" as shown below
 
$file_contents = file_get_contents(DIR."/$FILENAME");
 
Apache Error log: [<a href='function.file-get-contents'>function.file-get-contents</a>]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in *******.php on line xxx
 
[<a href='function.file-get-contents'>function.file-get-contents</a>]: failed to open stream: File exists in *******.php on line xxx
 

Whats the cause of this error? Is it something related to user not logged in the php Session? How do i solve it?
Posted 30-Apr-13 4:37am
amarasat1.3K
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Mohibur Rashid at 30-Apr-13 23:10pm
   
file reading permission denied has nothing to do with session or user log in. You better look at your file permission. also if the request file is a php file then read write might not be possible at all
amarasat at 2-May-13 17:06pm
   
You are right, i solved the issue. It has nothing to do with the user login or session, i am getting the error because i am calling the wrong file in the code

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Solution 1

I solved the issue. It has nothing to do with the user login or session, i am getting the error because i am calling the wrong file in the code. I fixed it.
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