Remote file open & read

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    Remote file open & read

    I need to download a file from a url & read it contents so that it can be inserted into the database.
    In php I'm able to do this with file_get_contents & for getting the required details preg_match.

    How can this be done in C ?

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    Not entirely trivial - something like libcurl will help you, I think.

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    cURL can be used in C ?

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    In the form of a library, yes:
    cURL - Frequently Asked Questions

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