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How do get contents of a text file into a variable [RESOLVED]

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I have a text file which basically holds a number
I would like to use that number to be a variable but am having trouble getting it to work

here is my code to write to the text file
$name = $_POST['name']; // vars from form
$myFile = "testFile.txt";

if (!isset($_POST['name'])) {
<form method="post" action="<?php echo $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']; ?>">
    <input type="text" name="name" size="30"/>
    <input type="Submit" value="Submit">
else {
    $fh = fopen($myFile, 'w') or die("can't open file");
    $stringData = $name;
    fwrite($fh, $stringData);


The number is the text file changes so that is why I want to use it as a variable.  Currently the content of the text file is 10000

Here is the line of code that I need the variable to be placed in
[code]$t_current = isset($HTTP_GET_VARS['current']) ? $HTTP_GET_VARS['current'] : 0;[/code]
I need to replace $HTTP_GET_VARS['current'] : [b]0[/b] to a variable

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Use file_get_contents. [url=http://www.php.net/file_get_contents/]http://www.php.net/file_get_contents/[/url]


$t_current = file_get_contents($myFile);


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