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How do you edit .PHP files [closed]

asked 2020-11-22 20:33:54 +0100

kasloman gravatar image

I tried to edit a .php file in "Writer" and it ran the code. How do you edit these files?


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Closed for the following reason question is off-topic or not relevant by floris v
close date 2020-11-24 12:14:51.571036



This is not a question related to LibreOffice and especially it is a bad idea at all to use a word processor editing source code.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-11-22 22:28:37 +0100 )edit

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answered 2020-11-22 21:25:27 +0100

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It is recommended to use a plain "text editor", like Notepad or Notepad++. These won't run the PHP script and will save it as you have written it, without adding any word processor formatting.

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answered 2020-11-23 09:45:40 +0100

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updated 2020-11-23 12:14:00 +0100

If you really want to edit a PHP file in Writer (and yes, it is an utterly bad idea), change the file name extension to .txt and open/save it as unformatted text. When you open the file, always set the text language to none, this will (very slightly) reduce your chance of shooting your leg.

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answered 2020-11-24 10:53:00 +0100

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for that kind of file try to use a simple text editor (Notpade++ on windows and gedit , kate on linux) or an IDE (integrated development Environment ) such as PHPStorm etc.... which can help you to code and make changes easily

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