2009/10/12 m.hasibuan <magda.hasib...@yahoo.co.uk>:
> Newbie question.
> I need to download a very large amount of xml data from a site using CURL.
> How to bypass (pipe) curl_exec return value directly to a file, without
> using memory allocation?
> set_time_limit(0);
> $ch = curl_init($siteURL);
> curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
> $mixed = curl_exec($ch);
> How to set/pipe $mixed as a (disk) file, so that data returned by curl_exec
> is directly saved to the disk-file, and not involving memory allocation?
> Thank you.

Use the CURLOPT_FILE option to set the output to write to the file
handle given by the option's value (which must be a writable file
handle). For instance:

  $ch = curl_init($url);
  $fp = fopen('/tmp/curl.out', 'w');
  curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FILE, $fp);

Error checking etc. is of course left up to you. :)

Good luck,


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