PHP Manual

Stig Sæther Bakken
Alexander Aulbach
Egon Schmid
Jim Winstead
Lars Torben Wilson
Rasmus Lerdorf
Andrei Zmievski
Jouni Ahto

Edited by

Stig Sæther Bakken
Egon Schmid


Table of Contents
I. Getting Started
1. Introduction
2. A simple tutorial
3. Installation
4. Configuration
5. Security
II. Language Reference
6. Basic syntax
7. Types
8. Variables
9. Constants
10. Expressions
11. Operators
12. Control Structures
13. Functions
14. Classes and Objects
15. References Explained
III. Features
16. Error Handling
17. Creating and manipulating images
18. HTTP authentication with PHP
19. Cookies
20. Handling file uploads
21. Using remote files
22. Connection handling
23. Persistent Database Connections
24. Safe Mode
25. Using PHP from the command line
IV. Function Reference
I. Apache-specific Functions
II. Array Functions
III. Aspell functions [deprecated]
IV. BCMath Arbitrary Precision Mathematics Functions
V. Bzip2 Compression Functions
VI. Calendar functions
VII. CCVS API Functions
VIII. COM support functions for Windows
IX. Class/Object Functions
X. ClibPDF functions
XI. Crack functions
XII. CURL, Client URL Library Functions
XIII. Cybercash payment functions
XIV. Crédit Mutuel CyberMUT functions
XV. Cyrus IMAP administration functions
XVI. Character type functions
XVII. Database (dbm-style) abstraction layer functions
XVIII. Date and Time functions
XIX. dBase functions
XX. DBM Functions
XXI. dbx functions
XXII. DB++ Functions
XXIII. Direct IO functions
XXIV. Directory functions
XXV. DOM XML functions
XXVI. .NET functions
XXVII. Error Handling and Logging Functions
XXVIII. FrontBase Functions
XXIX. filePro functions
XXX. Filesystem functions
XXXI. Forms Data Format functions
XXXII. FriBiDi functions
XXXIII. FTP functions
XXXIV. Function Handling functions
XXXV. Gettext
XXXVI. GMP functions
XXXVII. HTTP functions
XXXVIII. Hyperwave functions
XXXIX. Hyperwave API functions
XL. ICAP Functions [deprecated]
XLI. iconv functions
XLII. Image functions
XLIII. IMAP, POP3 and NNTP functions
XLIV. Informix functions
XLV. InterBase functions
XLVI. Ingres II functions
XLVII. IRC Gateway Functions
XLIX. LDAP functions
L. Mail functions
LI. mailparse functions
LII. Mathematical Functions
LIII. Multi-Byte String Functions
LIV. MCAL functions
LV. Mcrypt Encryption Functions
LVI. Mhash Functions
LVII. Mimetype Functions
LVIII. Microsoft SQL Server functions
LIX. Ming functions for Flash
LX. Miscellaneous functions
LXI. mnoGoSearch Functions
LXII. mSQL functions
LXIII. MySQL Functions
LXIV. Mohawk Software session handler functions
LXV. muscat functions
LXVI. Network Functions
LXVII. Ncurses terminal screen control functions
LXVIII. Lotus Notes functions
LXIX. Unified ODBC functions
LXX. Oracle 8 functions
LXXI. OpenSSL functions
LXXII. Oracle functions
LXXIII. Ovrimos SQL functions
LXXIV. Output Control Functions
LXXV. Object property and method call overloading
LXXVI. PDF functions
LXXVII. Verisign Payflow Pro functions
LXXVIII. PHP Options&Information
LXXIX. POSIX functions
LXXX. PostgreSQL functions
LXXXI. Process Control Functions
LXXXII. Program Execution functions
LXXXIII. Printer functions
LXXXIV. Pspell Functions
LXXXV. GNU Readline
LXXXVI. GNU Recode functions
LXXXVII. Regular Expression Functions (Perl-Compatible)
LXXXVIII. qtdom functions
LXXXIX. Regular Expression Functions (POSIX Extended)
XC. Semaphore, Shared Memory and IPC Functions
XCI. SESAM database functions
XCII. Session handling functions
XCIII. Shared Memory Functions
XCIV. Shockwave Flash functions
XCV. SNMP functions
XCVI. Socket functions
XCVII. String functions
XCVIII. Sybase functions
XCIX. Tokenizer functions
C. URL Functions
CI. Variable Functions
CII. vpopmail functions
CIII. W32api functions
CIV. WDDX Functions
CV. XML parser functions
CVI. XML-RPC functions
CVII. XSLT functions
CVIII. YAZ functions
CIX. YP/NIS Functions
CX. Zip File Functions (Read Only Access)
CXI. Zlib Compression Functions
V. FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
26. General Information
27. Mailing lists
28. Obtaining PHP
29. Database issues
30. Installation
31. Build Problems
32. Using PHP
33. PHP and HTML
34. PHP and COM
35. PHP and other languages
36. Migrating from PHP 2 to PHP 3
37. Migrating from PHP 3 to PHP 4
38. Miscellaneous Questions
VI. Appendixes
A. History of PHP and related projects
B. Migrating from PHP 3 to PHP 4
C. Migrating from PHP/FI 2 to PHP 3
D. Debugging PHP
E. Extending PHP
F. List of Function Aliases
G. List of Reserved Words
H. List of Resource Types
I. List of Parser Tokens
J. About the manual
Function Index
K. missing stuff