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Re: [SLUG] fetching POSTed file
- To: Julio Cesar Ody <julioody@xxxxxxxxx>, slug <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] fetching POSTed file
- From: Rob Sharp <rob.sharp@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 17:23:11 +1100
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Multipart form uploads (ie simulating the upload of files from a
browser form) is surprisingly easy, yet hard to find information
on.... hope this changes that.
$postData = array();
//simulates <input type="file" name="file_name">
$postData[ 'file_name' ] = "@test.txt";
$postData[ 'submit' ] = "UPLOAD";
$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url );
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1 );
//seems no need to tell it enctype='multipart/data' it already knows
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $postData );
$response = curl_exec( $ch );
//where test.txt is a file in the same directory!
On Tue, 8 Feb 2005 16:04:29 +1100, Rob Sharp <rob.sharp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> A good starting point would be the CURL library. You could POST the
> data to the other system, and screen-scrape the response by capturing
> it into a variable.
> A little busy at the mo, so cant do you any sample code!
> On Tue, 8 Feb 2005 15:26:07 +1100, Julio Cesar Ody <julioody@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I'm coding a PHP script that is supposed to present an HTML form to
> > the user, where he can upload a file. However, the form target is a
> > webpage outside of my domain (I really don't have access to it). On
> > normal usage, the uploaded file is processed by this remote script
> > (the form target), and a result page is generated containing a link
> > for downloading the file back.
> > I was thinking about building a script that actually used this as a
> > backend system. I believe it would have to be able to POST the file to
> > the remote script, parse the response page returned to me and get the
> > link to my file's name, and then download it to my own server (where
> > my PHP script is running). The last two steps seem fairly easy.
> > However, I'm just not sure how can I post a file to a PHP script on a
> > server I run, make it upload (again?) to the remote script, capture
> > the response and fetch the file.
> > Any ideas or starting points? Thanks in advance.
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