Get file over web


#1

Hi! I’m looking for a function to get the contents from a file on the
web into a string. Something like in PHP: $string =
file_get_contents(“http://php.net”);


#2

On Jun 12, 2006, at 2:22 PM, Magnus H. wrote:

Hi! I’m looking for a function to get the contents from a file on the
web into a string. Something like in PHP: $string =
file_get_contents(“http://php.net”);

 require 'net/http'
 require 'uri'

 url = URI.parse('http://www.example.com/index.html')
 res = Net::HTTP.start(url.host, url.port) {|http|
   http.get('/index.html')
 }
 puts res.body

The HTTP get is put into the ‘res’ variable. ‘res.body’ is the String.

See the documentation for Net::HTTP at http://ruby-doc.org/stdlib/

cr


#3

On Monday 12 June 2006 20:22, Magnus H. wrote:

Hi! I’m looking for a function to get the contents from a file on the
web into a string. Something like in PHP: $string =
file_get_contents(“http://php.net”);

Check out open-uri:
http://ruby.outertrack.com/file/ruby-1.8.4%2Flib%2Fopen-uri.rb
This is one possibility:

uri = URI.parse(“http://php.net”)
string = uri.read

Alex