As with all cheatsheets, this is a work in progress and I'll keep adding to it.
Get File Handle For Output Stream
There are many useful functions in the standard library that expect a file handle to write to, but you want to output the the output stream instead. An easy solution for this is to get a handle on the output stream like so:
$fileHandle = fopen("php://output", 'w');
Then you can do something like:
$fileHandle = fopen("php://output", 'w'); $myArray = ["hello", "world"]; fputcsv($fileHandle, $myArray);
Feel free to read more on streams in case you want to do anything funky with the input stream etc.
Below is a regular expression for a line that must be alphanumeric with spaces, underscores and hyphens with 4 or more characters (4 spaces would pass though):
If you support foreign languages, then you may wish to use the following to allow any type of letter:
/u tells PHP to enable unicode mode in PHP and this will not work on funky letters if you don't have it.