JavaScript Editor Javascript validator     Web page editor 


PEAR_Common::downloadHttp() -- Download a file through HTTP


require_once 'PEAR/common.php';

string PEAR_Common::downloadHttp (string $url, object &$ui [, string $save_dir = '.' [, mixed $callback = NULL]])


Download a file through HTTP. Considers suggested file name in Content-disposition: header and can run a callback function for different events. The callback will be called with two parameters: the callback type, and parameters. The implemented callback types are:

If an HTTP proxy has been configured (http_proxy PEAR_Config setting), the proxy will be used.


string $url

the URL to download

object &$ui

PEAR_Frontend_* instance

string $save_dir

directory to save file in

mixed $callback

function/method to call for status updates

object $config

PEAR_Config instance

Return value

string - Returns the full path of the downloaded file or a PEAR error on failure. If the error is caused by socket-related errors, the error object will have the fsockopen error code available through getCode().


Table 32-1. Possible PEAR_Error values

Error codeError valueMeaningSolution


This function can not be called statically.

JavaScript Editor Javascript validator     Web page editor