Thursday, 16 July 2015

Grab large image from in php

// Defining the basic scraping function
function scrape_between($data, $start, $end){
$data = stristr($data, $start); // Stripping all data from before $start
$data = substr($data, strlen($start)); // Stripping $start
$stop = stripos($data, $end); // Getting the position of the $end of the data to scrape
$data = substr($data, 0, $stop); // Stripping all data from after and including the $end of the data to scrape
return $data; // Returning the scraped data from the function
function curl($url) {
// Assigning cURL options to an array
$options = Array(
CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => TRUE, // Setting cURL's option to return the webpage data
CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION => TRUE, // Setting cURL to follow 'location' HTTP headers
CURLOPT_AUTOREFERER => TRUE, // Automatically set the referer where following 'location' HTTP headers
CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT => 120, // Setting the amount of time (in seconds) before the request times out
CURLOPT_TIMEOUT => 120, // Setting the maximum amount of time for cURL to execute queries
CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS => 10, // Setting the maximum number of redirections to follow
CURLOPT_USERAGENT => "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1a2pre) Gecko/2008073000 Shredder/3.0a2pre ThunderBrowse/", // Setting the useragent
CURLOPT_URL => $url, // Setting cURL's URL option with the $url variable passed into the function
$ch = curl_init(); // Initialising cURL
curl_setopt_array($ch, $options); // Setting cURL's options using the previously assigned array data in $options
$data = curl_exec($ch); // Executing the cURL request and assigning the returned data to the $data variable
curl_close($ch); // Closing cURL
return $data; // Returning the data from the function
$scraped_page = curl("");
$scraped_data = scrape_between($scraped_page, '<meta property="og:image" content="', ':large">');
echo $scraped_data;

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