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Curl module example - Fetching url and displaying the HTTP response

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 * Curl example - Fetching an url and displaying the HTTP Response
//initializes a new session and return a cURL handle for use with the curl_setopt(), curl_exec(), and curl_close() functions.
$ch = curl_init();

// set the url to fetch 
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "google.com");

//return the transfer (the result of curl_exec()) as a string instead of outputing directly
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);

//return the HTTP Response header using the callback function readHeader
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADERFUNCTION, 'readHeader');

// execute the curl session

// close curl resource to free up system resources 

//the callback function used to retreive the header info
function readHeader($ch, $string) {
    $length = strlen($string);
    //only display the headers with content
    if (trim($string) != '')
        echo "<center>Header: $string</center><br />\n";
    return $length;

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