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curl_unescape

(PHP 5 >= 5.5.0, PHP 7, PHP 8)

curl_unescapeDecodes the given URL encoded string

Description

curl_unescape(CurlHandle $handle, string $string): string|false

This function decodes the given URL encoded string.

Parameters

handle

A cURL handle returned by curl_init().

string

The URL encoded string to be decoded.

Return Values

Returns decoded string or false on failure.

Changelog

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

Examples

Example #1 curl_escape() example

<?php
// Create a curl handle
$ch curl_init('http://example.com/redirect.php');

// Send HTTP request and follow redirections
curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION1);
curl_exec($ch);

// Get the last effective URL
$effective_url curl_getinfo($chCURLINFO_EFFECTIVE_URL);
// ie. "http://example.com/show_location.php?loc=M%C3%BCnchen"

// Decode the URL
$effective_url_decoded curl_unescape($ch$effective_url);
// "http://example.com/show_location.php?loc=M√ľnchen"

// Close the handle
curl_close($ch);
?>

Notes

Note:

curl_unescape() does not decode plus symbols (+) into spaces. urldecode() does.

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