Hi I am have trouble getting the header info of this url. Basically the url contains some illegal characters and curl throws an error
$filesize_cmd='curl --head -g '.escapeshellarg(urldecode($direct_download_link)).' 2>&1';
curl: (3) Illegal characters found in URL
The documentation says...appending a -g parameter should fix it but still getting the error.
Note:I only get this error I pass it through shell_exec($cmd);
if I var dump the command and paste it in terminal it runs fine...
So no idea what is going wrong...:-(
btw...the url is 800 characters long...