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Bug #37024 Can't access file via file://
Submitted: 2006-04-09 15:57 UTC Modified: 2006-04-09 17:53 UTC
From: dave at dgx dot cz Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Streams related
PHP Version: 5.1.2 OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2006-04-09 15:57 UTC] dave at dgx dot cz
fopen('file:///readme.txt', 'r');

correctly opens file 'readme.txt' located in a root. 

fopen('file://readme.txt', 'r');

this should opens file 'readme.txt' located in working directory. But it leads to genereate error messages:

Warning: fopen() [function.fopen]: remote host file access not supported, file://readme.txt in ... on line ...

Warning: fopen(file://readme.txt) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in ... on line ...


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 [2006-04-09 17:33 UTC]
Thank you for taking the time to write to us, but this is not
a bug. Please double-check the documentation available at and the instructions on how to report
a bug at

For file:// wrapper you need to indicate three forwardslashes, two for wrapper and one for path.
 [2006-04-09 17:53 UTC] dave at dgx dot cz
And relative paths are not allowed with file:// protocol?
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