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Burhan Khalid burhankhalid at members.evolt.org
Tue May 7 17:01:32 CDT 2002

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>I have a text file (flatfile database, basically) with records as follows:
>entry#, place, date, time \n
>I need to find the last entry number in the file.

[ /snip ]

Alright, lets see here. First the steps :

1. Get to the last line of the file
2. Read line.
3. Find first item in line.

Here is the code (I haven't tested it, so be warned) :

#assuming file is opened, and is pointed to by $fp,

if(fseek($fp, -1, SEEK_END)) {

         $lastLine = fgets($fp);
         $bits  = explode("," $lastLine);
         $entry = $bits[0];

} else { print "Some error occured!"; }

Again, this *should* work, but I haven't tried it.
Burhan Khalid

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