Is it possible with PHP to request the size of a file?
Say I had located somewhere on a server "file.zip". Ok sure I could always hardcode the size of that file, but how can I without actually triggering a download determain the size of that file?
7:04 am on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)
use the function -> filesize(string filename)
8:34 am on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)
If it's not on your own server, and you don't have php5, this isn't likely to work (notice the 'url wrapper' note in the manual page - this usually refers to url's of 'remote' files, i.e. files not on your own server). There's a user-contributed note, though, on using curl to do this: [be2.php.net...]
7:01 am on Oct 9, 2004 (gmt 0)
the ftp functions might also work. have a look at ftp_size: [ch2.php.net...]
11:48 pm on Oct 9, 2004 (gmt 0)
thanks crypto, thats percicely what I was looking for.