(PHP 4 >= 4.0.2)

close -- Closes a file descriptor


bool close (int socket)

close() closes the file (or socket) descriptor given by socket.

Note that close() should not be used on PHP file descriptors created with fopen(), popen(), fsockopen(), or psockopen(); it is meant for sockets created with socket() or accept_connect().

Returns true on success, or false if an error occurs (i.e., socket is invalid).

See also bind(), listen(), socket(), socket_get_status(), and strerror().