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#1 colfaxrev

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 10:56 PM

Is there a way of getting the final size in bytes of the output of a php file?

i have a separate php file that is doing the following...

print "filesize[" . filesize('roro3.flv') . "]";

which outputs...

so that works fine...

I want to get the FINAL size in bytes for the output of a php file... i tried this (which i was sure wouldn't work)

print "filesize[" . filesize('tracking.php?action=show') . "]";

You can see that file for youself here...

but that code prints out this...


i also tried to use readfile() but that didn't seem to work....
is there anyway to do this?


#2 ksteuber

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 03:23 AM

if you are trying to find the size of the output of a page that will always be a constant size you can probably do this:

$site = file_get_contents('http://www.mywebsite.com/tracking.php?action=show');
print "filesize[" . strlen($site) . "]";

I believe that "filesize" only works for local files, so "filesize('http://www.mywebsite...php?action=show')" wouldn't work. Since 'http://www.mywebsite...php?action=show' is clearly not local.

Also, if what you were attempting to do was to retrieve the file locally, the script would be looking for a file named 'tracking.php?action=show', not a file named 'tracking.php'.

(Also retreiving a php file locally gets the code of the file, not the output. ie: filesize("helloworld.php") would get the length of "<?php echo 'Hello World'; ?>" rather than the length of "Hello World")

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 10:01 AM


for($i=0; $i<250; $i++) echo 'x';


  echo strlen(ob_get_clean());   // --> 250

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