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curl_exec - Perform a cURL session
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curl_exec( CurlHandle$handle ): string|bool

Execute the given cURL session.

This function should be called after initializing a cURL session and all the options for the session are set.



A cURL handle returned by curl_init.

Return Values

Returns true on success or false on failure. However, if the CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER option is set, it will return the result on success, false on failure.


This function may return Boolean false, but may also return a non-Boolean value which evaluates to false. Please read the section on Booleans for more information. Use the === operator for testing the return value of this function.


Note that response status codes which indicate errors (such as 404 Not found) are not regarded as failure. curl_getinfo can be used to check for these.


Version Description
8.0.0 handle expects a CurlHandle instance now; previously, a resource was expected.

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