How to save a remote file to disk with PHP

You may already be familiar with file_get_contents() for reading the contents
of a local file but did you know that you can use it to read the contents of a
remote file or site? You can then use file_put_contents() to write the file’s
contents back to disk:

file_put_contents('./some/local/file', file_get_contents(''

Both functions are binary safe so you should be fine to work with files that
are not simply full of ASCII text.

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