How to create a function from this code?

Hi Folks,

I have this fragment of code, which will check whether a certain topic is either closed or opened. Now I would want to turn this into a function with one parameter being the url.

Can anyone help me out?

Kind regards,

Dweep

Ps eventually I want to use this function to check multiple urls.
$ch = curl_init();
$url = "http://www.blahdieblah.com/topics/43";
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL,$url);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
$contents = curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);
 
 
if (preg_match("/Comments are closed./", $contents)) {
    echo "This topic is closed.";
} else {
    echo "This topic is open.";
}

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
you mean:
function do_work($url)
{
$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL,$url);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
$contents = curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);
 
 
if (preg_match("/Comments are closed./", $contents)) {
    echo "This topic is closed.";
} else {
    echo "This topic is open.";
}
} 

and call it: 
do_work("http://www.blahdieblah.com/topics/43");

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PeterdeBAuthor Commented:
Yes perfect thank you!!!
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