Get Feedburner feed and write its XML locally using PHP

I want to access the feed at

http://feeds.feedburner.com/BrownsvilleIndependentSchoolDistrict?format=xml

and write valid raw xml file locally with php

Thank you for any guidance you can offer ;-)
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Pierre Fran├žoisSenior consultantCommented:
This PHP script gets the feed and saves it as raw html into the file local.xml in the current directory:

<?php
	$feed = file_get_contents ("http://feeds.feedburner.com/BrownsvilleIndependentSchoolDistrict?format=xml");
	if (!$feed) {
		echo "<p>Error: Couldn't open feed\n";
		exit;
	}
	file_put_contents ("local.xml", $feed);
?>

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rinfoCommented:
$url = "http://feeds.feedburner.com/BrownsvilleIndependentSchoolDistrict?format=xml"

    $str = file_get_contents($url);

    you can save/write string to a file

    $myfile = "NameOfTheFilewithPath";
    $fp = fopen($myfile, 'w');
    fwrite($fp, $str);
    fclose($fp);
   you can just download this file to your local system from web server.
    Please note that this will be a xml file.
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rinfoCommented:
This is an example how you can download the xml file using php
<?php

// define some variables
$local_file = 'rss.xml';
$server_file = 'Nameofthefilewithpath';//just put file name here and my earlier code like "rss.xml";

// set up basic connection
$conn_id = ftp_connect($ftp_server);//name of the server

// login with username and password
$login_result = ftp_login($conn_id, $ftp_user_name, $ftp_user_pass);

// try to download $server_file and save to $local_file
if (ftp_get($conn_id, $local_file, $server_file, FTP_BINARY)) {
    echo "Successfully written to $local_file\n";
} else {
    echo "There was a problem\n";
}

// close the connection
ftp_close($conn_id);

?>
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Ray PaseurCommented:
This appears to be an Atom feed.  Atom is similar to RSS; they are both specialized subsets of XML.  These are the easiest PHP functions you can use to copy a file from another server.
http://php.net/manual/en/function.file-get-contents.php
http://php.net/manual/en/function.file-put-contents.php

Take note of the setting of "allow URL fopen" - that affects the operation of the first.

You may find that file_get_contents() is not always your friend.  If the data source is unavailable, file_get_contents() will "hang" and your script will time out resulting in a fatal error.  If you find that this happens, you may want to change your script to use CURL, where you can control the amount of time devoted to acquiring the remote data, and handle timeout conditions gracefully.
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smetterdAuthor Commented:
Yes I had to switch to curl. Works great! Thanks to all!
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