How to write a php script that will open a text file?

Tried in the server folder to place the file with this content, file file.txt does not open.

<?php
if(file_exists('file.txt')){
$file = fopen('file.txt','r');
}else{
echo("  :   ");
}
?>

In general, maybe I was deeply mistaken? In my views, a text editor window should appear. If this is not the case, please explain how it works.


Answer 1, Authority 100%

You are trying to open a file located in one folder with an executable script. Check the paths again.


Answer 2

Text Editor window will not appear.
If you have a small file and there is a desire to see its contents, you can use File_Get_Contents ( ) .