Net_Socket::read() – retrieve data


require_once 'Net/Socket.php';

mixed Net_Socket::read ( integer $size )


Read a specified amount of data. This is guaranteed to return, and has the added benefit of getting everything in one fread() chunk; if you know the size of the data you're getting beforehand, this is definitely the way to go.


  • integer $size - maximum number of chars to recieve

Return value

mixed - the data or a PEAR_Error


Possible PEAR_Error values
Error code Error message Reason Solution
NULL "not connected" There is no open connection. You must establish a connection before ( Net_Socket::connect()).


This function can not be called statically.

check for blocking mode (Previous) retrieve data until connection closes (Next)
Last updated: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 — Download Documentation
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