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09-12-2011, 04:04 PM #1
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Download remote file and stream to user using cURL
what this code does is to download a-large-file.zip from example.com and save to hard disk.
instead of saving to hard disk, how do i stream the file to user?
$url = 'http://www.example.com/a-large-file.zip';
$path = '/path/to/a-large-file.zip';
$fp = fopen($path, 'w');
$ch = curl_init($url);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FILE, $fp);
$data = curl_exec($ch);
09-12-2011, 04:11 PM #2
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You still need to save it to the hard disk (otherwise you're in danger of eating up all the ram OR getting a message from php about the memory being exhausted).
Then you need to reopen it and in a loop fread it and print it.
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