(PHP 4 >= 4.3.0, PHP 5, PHP 7)
stream_filter_prepend — Attach a filter to a stream
filtername to the list of filters
The target stream.
The filter name.
By default, stream_filter_prepend() will
attach the filter to the read filter chain
if the file was opened for reading (i.e. File Mode:
r, and/or +). The filter
will also be attached to the write filter chain
if the file was opened for writing (i.e. File Mode:
w, a, and/or +).
STREAM_FILTER_ALL can also be passed to the
read_write parameter to override this behavior.
See stream_filter_append() for an example of
using this parameter.
This filter will be added with the specified
to the beginning of the list and will therefore be
called first during stream operations. To add a filter to the end of the
list, use stream_filter_append().
Returns a resource on success or
FALSE on failure. The resource can be
used to refer to this filter instance during a call to
FALSE is returned if
stream is not a resource or
filtername cannot be located.
Prior to PHP 5.1.0, this function returns
Note: When using custom (user) filters
stream_filter_register() must be called first in order to register the desired user filter to
Note: Stream data is read from resources (both local and remote) in chunks, with any unconsumed data kept in internal buffers. When a new filter is prepended to a stream, data in the internal buffers, which has already been processed through other filters will not be reprocessed through the new filter at that time. This differs from the behavior of stream_filter_append().
Note: When a filter is added for read and write, two instances of the filter are created. stream_filter_prepend() must be called twice with
STREAM_FILTER_WRITEto get both filter resources.