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PHP is choking because it's running out memory. Instead of having curl populate a PHP variable with the contents of the file, use the


option to save the file to disk instead.

//pseudo, untested code to give you the idea

$fp = fopen('path/to/save/file', 'w');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FILE, $fp);
curl_exec ($ch);
curl_close ($ch);

Then, once the file is saved, instead of using the file or file_get_contents functions (which would load the entire file into memory, killing PHP again), use fopen and fgets to read the file one line at a time.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
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