Read in an online text file

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    Read in an online text file

    Hello,

    I was wondering if there was any way that I could read in a file that is stored online. For example, if the file name was golf.txt, and it is on www.example.com/golf.txt. Is there any way I could read that in, and if so, how??

    Thanks!!!

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    If you are working in linux machine you can get the online file using the command wget.

    It will store in a particular file in the current directory .From that you can read the contents .

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    Thanks for the help, but unfortunately I'm using Windows. Any other way??

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    There is a version of wget for Windows. If not you just have to open a connection to that and print out the contents.

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    Otherwise,you can use Get-Content command to get the file content from online.

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    Should be able to send an HTTP request to that URL and the contents will be returned to you. I try and stay away from C when doing any real web work, but I think you could use a socket and send a simple HTTP request and be good to go.

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    Could anyone give me an example?? I am pretty new to C and don't know how I would implement your solutions

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