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PHP | sha1_file() Function

  • Last Updated : 17 Jul, 2018

The sha1_file() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to generate the SHA-1 hash of the text file. This function returns a string on success and returns FALSE otherwise.


sha1_file ( $file, $raw )

Parameters Used: This function accepts two parameters as mentioned above and described below.

  • $file: It is a mandatory parameter which specifies the file for SHA1 hash.
  • $raw: It is an optional parameter which specifies boolean values.
    • TRUE – Raw 20 character binary format.
    • FALSE – By Default. 40 character long hex number.

Return Values: The function returns a string of SHA1 hash on success and returns FALSE otherwise.

Suppose there is a file named “gfg.txt” which has the below content.

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Below programs illustrate the sha1_file() function.

Program 1:

// PHP  program to illustrate 
// sha1_file() function
$gfg = sha1_file("gfg.txt");
echo $gfg;



Program 2: With optional parameter $raw with different values TRUE and FALSE.

// PHP  program to illustrate 
// sha1_file() function
// Without optional parameter
echo sha1_file("gfg.txt") . "\n";
// with optional parameter $raw = FALSE (by default)
// no changes in result
echo sha1_file("gfg.txt", FALSE) . "\n";
// with optional parameter $raw = TRUE 
// result changed
echo sha1_file("gfg.txt", TRUE) . "\n";




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