CURL to PHP Converter
This tool convert a command line CURL to PHP CURL. Currently, it knows the following options: -d/–data/–data-binary, -H/–header, -I/–head, -u/–user, compressed, —url and -X/–request.
The cURL stands for ‘Client for URLs’, originally with URL spelled in uppercase to make it obvious that it deals with URLs. It act as a command line tool for getting or sending files using URL syntax. Since curl uses libcurl, it supports a range of common internal protocols, currently including HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, GOPHER, TELNET, DICT, and FILE.
Some basic cURL functions:
- The curl_init() function will initialize a new session and return a cURL handle.
- curl_exec($ch) function should be called after initialize a cURL session and all the options for the session are set. Its purpose is simply to execute the predefined CURL session (given by ch).
- curl_setopt($ch, option, value) set an option for a cURL session identified by the ch parameter. Option specifies which option is to set, and value specifies the value for the given option.
- curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1) return page contents. If set 0 then no output will be returned.
- curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url) pass URL as a parameter. This is your target server website address. This is the URL you want to get from the internet.
- curl_exec($ch) grab URL and pass it to the variable for showing output.
- curl_close($ch) close curl resource, and free up system resources.
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