Support » Plugin: Theme Check » [Plugin: Theme-Check] file_get_contents warning with .git directories

  • I get the following warning about a hundred times down the page every time I run a theme check:

    Warning: file_get_contents(D:\www\webroot\work\\.git): failed to open stream: Permission denied in D:\www\webroot\work\\wp-content\plugins\theme-check\main.php on line 29

    I understand this to be file permissions that Windows has set on the .git directories. I was just wondering if you would add a simple fix to the main.php file?

    I propose the following change on line 29 of main.php:

    $other[$filename] = @file_get_contents( $filename );

    instead of:

    $other[$filename] = file_get_contents( $filename );

    to suppress the warnings. Of course that is a simple fix, feel free to do your own proper exception checking with a try/catch routine.

    Would make me super happy to not have to see these warnings again 🙂


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  • Plugin Author Simon Prosser


    Suppressing errors with @ goes against everything the plugin is designed to do 😉

    Yeah I understand that, I felt dirty just typing it lol. It’s just when you get a page like this.

    It starts getting a little annoying having to scroll a bajillion lines to get to the good stuff. I use git in my workflow it’d be nice if it didn’t throw up all over the page when it comes across a directory it can’t access.

    Thanks 😉

    Plugin Author Simon Prosser


    I dont know much about windows im afraid, what if you add the .git dir to the group apache is running on?

    My bad, I’ve figured out that the problem is nothing to do with permissions.

    The problem is actually caused because on line 29 of main.php the script tries to access a directory (such as .git) using file_get_contents() and as it’s not a file, a warning is thrown.

    I propose the following change:

    if ( is_dir($filename) ) {
    	$other[$filename] = NULL;
    } else {
    	$other[$filename] = file_get_contents( $filename );

    instead of:

    $other[$filename] = file_get_contents( $filename );

    That way the warnings will no longer occur but directories like .git will still be caught by the following checks such as WARNING: .git .gitignore .ds_store Hidden Files or Folders found..

    Plugin Author Simon Prosser


    $other[$filename] = ( ! is_dir($filename) ) ? file_get_contents( $filename ) : NULL;

    Try that…

    Yeah either ternary operator or basic if condition will do, could you add it to the plugin in the next update please? 🙂

    Plugin Author Samuel Wood (Otto)


    Fixed in trunk.

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