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Old 07-08-2014, 05:51 AM   #1
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php include from another directory can't work

Using php5.4.4-14

I tried many suggestions from the Internet, nothing works. I want to include
All the examples on the Internet include files from the same directory than the script that has the "include" command.

Can anyone suggest a tutorial on how to include files from remote directories or explain what I need to do?

Thank you for your help
Old 07-08-2014, 06:33 AM   #2
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Exactly what did your try (paste)? and what error [message] did you get (paste)?

A note: *.htm is usually not interpreted by the PHP-engine, only *.php
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Sometimes the documentation is easy to find . . . far easier than asking a question here in this case.
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The include statement includes and evaluates the specified file.

The documentation below also applies to require.

Files are included based on the file path given or, if none is given, the include_path specified. If the file isn't found in the include_path, include will finally check in the calling script's own directory and the current working directory before failing. The include construct will emit a warning if it cannot find a file; this is different behavior from require, which will emit a fatal error.
And if we follow the conveniently-included hyperlink, which leads to "php.ini directives":
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include_path string
Specifies a list of directories where the require, include, fopen(), file(), readfile() and file_get_contents() functions look for files. The format is like the system's PATH environment variable: a list of directories separated with a colon in Unix or semicolon in Windows.

PHP considers each entry in the include path separately when looking for files to include. It will check the first path, and if it doesn't find it, check the next path, until it either locates the included file or returns with a warning or an error. You may modify or set your include path at runtime using set_include_path().
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:34 AM   #4
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Thank you for your answers.
After posting I found Apache2 needs to be configured, since this is the only useful thing I can use from PHP, I will give it a miss. It looks like, I can use SSI more easily and I will try that. I will return and post my findings if I am successful with that.


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