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April 21, 2008 / ranacse05

Awesome File Trick


I was just reading PHP and got a awesome function named file_get_contents() it returns the whole file as a string.But the special thing is it can read web sites too 🙂 .For example here is a code
$data = @file_get_contents(‘http://www.google.com’);
echo $data;
$file = fopen(‘google.txt’,’w’);
fwrite($file,$data);

First line will get the contents of http://www.google.com
Then it’ll show the data
And then it’ll save into a file named google.txt.

U can use it when u need some data from another site and if that site dont use the rss .

Note : Special thanks to Hasin Bhai he told me about this function a few days ago but i just forgot 😦 .

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  1. mahfuz / Apr 21 2008 2:50 pm

    thats cool .

  2. hasin / Apr 21 2008 3:10 pm

    similarly , use file_put_contents() to write data inside a file 😀

  3. ranacse05 / Apr 21 2008 6:15 pm

    @Hasin Bhia
    Thanks again for this new function. 😀

  4. saeed ahmed / Jul 22 2008 5:15 pm

    hmm good.

  5. hasan uğur / Apr 10 2009 9:42 am

    i am getting one line from another site. but some characters are bad-looking now. i searched fixing the problem but not found.

    someone said to change your code :

    echo mb_convert_encoding($data[394], ‘utf-8’);

    but i doesn’t work. why i solve the problem? thanks for your help.

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