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May 20, 2010

I have a button that will use curl to grab data and update a database. It's pretty server intensive, so I'm wondering how I could utilize the timestamp function to limit the use of this button to once ever 1-2 hours.


Using Curl To Update Mysql When Curl Spits Out Json?

Jan 24, 2011

Ok a rather strange question here (or maybe not)

I am trying to pull tweets out of twitter using curl here is the command

curl url.

Every where there is an x that is a place for variables like twitter username and password and also the hashtag to look for.

And this is using the twitter restful api which alerts your script everytime a change was made.

In a console this curl command works perfectly but now i just need to take the output and save it to my mysql tables.

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Aug 7, 2009

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I'm using this PHP:

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$curl_session = curl_init();
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Nov 12, 2009

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Code: [Select]1455,7373

There will never be any more info than this.

What I need to know is how do I do cURL so it receives these values?

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I have been building a search engine here - not because I have plans of
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So I coded my little search engine, uploaded it and it didn't work with
my host (

Warning: fopen(): URL file-access is disabled in the server

There is no way around this. Maybe I am a fool but when I am creating
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in my mind it means more people can use my stuff. In this app I use
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meta tags, strip away all the HTML tags, headers, and javascript and
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I did the above without using fragile weak get_meta_tags and have my
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Essentially my functions will work if I can grab the entire page
contents and throw them into a variable which I in turn pass.

Is there a way of doing this without using fopen and curl??

I'm going to have to write a wrapper for my functions as it is so this
works seemlessly regardless of the method used - I will include Curl in
this however as mentioned earlier I prefer not to have to use extra

Is it common for fopen to be disabled for remote content? Or do I just
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I was planning on using these function with XML files down the road...
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// lets rock
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When they log into their User Panel to view their files, i need it to show a list of the FTP folder. I could just use a database, but it wouldn't update if they used a third-party FTP client instead of the form in their panel. I'm sure most of them will be using a client. How would I go about doing this ? When they log in with their id and password would I just initiate a connection to the FTP page with Curl and grab the contents in some fashion ? Would their have to be a session started?

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Logging in:

Code: [Select]<?php
class Myspace
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This is where the problem is. I can't figure out why, but for some reason this will not suffice to bringing about a change in the status of my profile. I'm fairly certain that the cookie is working properly, as viewing the home screen with the sole use of the cookie rather than logging in works fine. Maybe there are more cookie parameters that I am missing which myspace looks for before accepting a status update?

How Myspace handles status updates(XXX = omitted data:)

Code: [Select]POST /Modules/PageEditor/Handlers/Home/SaveStatusMood.ashx HTTP/1.1
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6


This is what I found out from firebug. I might just have to inspect the cookies a bit more to make sure there aren't any problems, but other than that I see no reason why the php code shouldn't work, assuming that there is a cookie in the txt file that has not expired before running such code.

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sample code follows:

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I know with curl, you'd just set the returntransfer option to true and output the execution, but how would I do this with curl_multi_*?

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My personal feeling is parse the xml on a daily basis, but the other approach would make the db linkup more instantanious.

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