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Bug #35136 cute featue
Submitted: 2005-11-07 10:38 UTC Modified: 2005-11-07 15:28 UTC
From: dsp at tdcspace dot dk Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Filesystem function related
PHP Version: 4.4.1 OS: w98
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2005-11-07 10:38 UTC] dsp at tdcspace dot dk
I really thought that the feof() was TRUE when the logical file pointer is a EOF.

but no ! 
we need to do fread() and get an empty record before the feof() reports TRUE.

sunday is the last day in a week and thus end-of-week - and so is the last byte a the file is also EOF.

but the way feof() works - is says - it must wait until monday - before it can find out !

Reproduce code:
// open and read binary file with 128 byte records

$h = fopen("phpbugs.dat", "rb");

while(!feof($h)) {
  $rec = fread($h, 128);
  if ($strlen($rec) == 0) break; // should not be needed



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 [2005-11-07 15:28 UTC]
Sorry, but your problem does not imply a bug in PHP itself.  For a
list of more appropriate places to ask for help using PHP, please
visit as this bug system is not the
appropriate forum for asking support questions.  Due to the volume
of reports we can not explain in detail here why your report is not
a bug.  The support channels will be able to provide an explanation
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Thank you for your interest in PHP.

 [2021-06-22 06:13 UTC] ask dot question at wp dot pl
For me, the feof() also works badly.

   while($max && !feof($src))
      $l=$max>0x100000 ? 0x100000 : $max;
      if($s===false || $s==='') return 1;
      if(fwrite($dst,$s)!==strlen($s)) return 2;
      if(strlen($s)!==$l) break;

In this code the "$str===false || $str===''" should be not reachable without file problem but it is reachable on Linux. WHY??? 

If the function (feof) works correctly (IMO it doesn't work correctly due to manual definition) - HOW TO CHECK WHY I CANNOT READ FILE? Because of permisions,  or file delete OR real end of file? 

PHP 7.4, Linux. I believe there is real problem in feof implementation in PHP.
 [2021-11-21 03:10 UTC] alexeyp0708 at gmail dot com
Some people don't understand how eof works.
`eof` is the end of file (stream) byte.
To understand that the end of the file (stream) has been reached while reading, this byte must be `read (fread ($ res, 1);` or `fgetc ($ res));`
Even when you move the pointer with `fseek ($ res, $ offset)`, you won't determine the end of the file until you read the eof byte.

    public function isNextEof($res,int $size=1):bool
        return $eof;

Be sure to ask the error to find out why file functions return false or empty strings.  

Please place this text in coments 
(in my case, the provider's IP is for some reason in the black list)
 [2021-11-21 03:59 UTC] alexeyp0708 at gmail dot com
Minor edits to my previous comment.
`eof` it  the  end file byte;
Editing the code
public function isNextEof($res,int $size=1):bool
        return $eof;
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