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I want to check if URL exits and all the examples that I found in the internet (file_exists, fsockopen, ..) and none of them worked.
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Question by:VapiSoft
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Om Prakash earned 500 total points
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Please check the following which uses curl_exec:
http://www.weberdev.com/get_example-4335.html

using header:
http://us3.php.net/manual/en/function.header.php
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Or youcan use the stream extension. See http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.stream-get-meta-data.php
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I tried it, but I don't have the "curl_init(); " and all the other "cur..."
How do I get them?
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by:VapiSoft
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to hernst42: I tried
$url="http://isragerb.narod.ru/bakajat.gif";
 if (stream_get_meta_data($url))
but I get the the parameter is invalid.
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by:Om Prakash
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>>I tried it, but I don't have the "curl_init(); " and all the other "cur..." How do I get them?
You can enable this in php.ini file (for windows).
extension = php_curl.dll

in linux
extension = php_curl.so


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by:VapiSoft
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Hi om_prakash_p:

It works (and I will give you the points) but maybe you know what is the problem.
I get the following warrning:

Warning: curl_exec() [function.curl-exec]: Could not call the CURLOPT_HEADERFUNCTION in C:\wamp\www\MyTree\test1.php on line 53
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by:Om Prakash
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this might be due to echo or print statements written before sending the request. try commenting the echo statements.

more examples:
http://php.net/manual/en/function.curl-exec.php
<?php
$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "http://www.example.com/");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);
curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);
?> 

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