How to Read File into String in PHP

Read content of a file to string (in this example, we echo it):

// Get text from file
function get_text($text_filename) {
 if ($text_filename != "") {
  $text = "";
  $text_file = fopen($text_filename, "r");
  while (!feof($text_file)) {
      $text = $text . fgets($text_file, 4096);
  if ( $text != "" ) {
    echo $text;

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