Tag Archives: curl

How to download a file using Curl in PHP – Code Snippet

By | April 23, 2019

Download a File using Curl Here is a quick curl snippet for php, that can download a remote file and save it. <?php set_time_limit(0); // File to save the contents to $fp = fopen (‘files2.tar’, ‘w+’); $url = "http://localhost/files.tar"; // Here is the file we are downloading, replace spaces with %20 $ch = curl_init(str_replace(" ","%20",$url));… Read More »

Php curl tutorial – making http requests in php

By | November 6, 2012

Curl According to the official website. curl is a command line tool for transferring data with URL syntax, supporting DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, Gopher, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMTP, SMTPS, Telnet and TFTP. curl supports SSL certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP uploading, HTTP form based upload,… Read More »

Use clientside ssl certificate with curl and php

By | June 13, 2012

Clientside certificates are often used in soap webservices. For example the wsdl file link might require a clientside certificate. The server throws an error like this : HTTP Error 403.7 – Forbidden: SSL client certificate is required. Curl Command To use clientside certificate with curl , test the following command curl –cert certificate_file.pem https://www.example.com/some_protected_page or… Read More »

Remote Login with Curl PHP

By | November 19, 2008

Remote login with CURL The curl extension of php can be used to open remote webpages by both GET and POST methods. There are many situations when you need a php script to login into a website and open a certain page. For example when you are writing a bot or web scraper. To login… Read More »