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Embed “cat file” in CURL data

I would like to cat the contents of a file.txt and use this as part of the --data field in my curl query. I tried: curl ... --data '{ "file_content":[" $(cat file.txt) ", ...]}"' ... but that ...
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Execute CURL command only once in script?

To explain a little, I am currently monitoring a folder for any changes and when changes are detected it simply uploads the detected files to my server via rsync. This is working without any issues : ...
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Curl freezes when downloading from ftp

I'm trying to download a file from ftp server using curl: curl --user kshitiz:pAssword ftp://@11.111.11.11/myfile.txt -o /tmp/myfile.txt -v curl connects to the server and freezes: * Hostname was ...
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How do I display all URLs in a redirect chain?

I'm looking for a way to show all of the URLs in a redirect chain, preferably simply and from the shell. I've found a way to almost do it with curl, but it only shows the first and last URL. I'd like ...
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echo text after curl command on same line

#!/bin/bash echo "$(curl -s -I https://google.com|grep Server)" abc returns: abcer: gws and bash -x shows: ++ grep Server ++ curl -s -I https://google.com ' abco 'Server: gws abcer: gws but ...
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cURL download with multiple ranges

I'm trying to download a series of podcast episodes using cURL. I know how to use a range of numbers to download several files matching a pattern, but what I can't figure out is how to have multiple ...
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“dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/lib/libcurl.4.dylib” while executing curl with a unprivileged user

My MAC OS is Yosemite 10.10, which has an old version of curl. I have installed Xcode and Xcode command line tools. I run cURL with the "sudo" command as “sudo curl”: sudo curl Password: ...
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curl script - Wait for download to finish

Below is part of a script I use to download files from a website daily. However recently they added speed limits to downloading files. I increased the sleep time but then everything else takes too ...
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“Network is unreachable”, github, bitbucket is not working

The output of ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 3c:97:0e:74:43:8e UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 ...
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wget a url from my public outdoor wx cam

I am trying to grab an image from my weathercam using wget and cron. For now I just need to see how to get an image downloaded and timestamp the filename. http://xx.xx.xx.145:8888/snapshot.cgi?user=...
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Using curl with xargs connection hanging sometimes - any way to retry?

echo $LIST | xargs -I{} -n 1 -P 8 sh -c 'curl -o backup.dump http://url.com' I am running this for a large amount of files (around 300). After a while, sometimes curl hangs and won't progress for a ...
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Crawling generated source of page

I am trying to crawl the source of this website of a research article, exploiting a redirect from it's Document Object Identifier (DOI): doi=10.1006/jfin.1996.0208 url=$(curl -L -s -w %{url_effective}...
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Need to write an automated web navigator with “click” and “retrieve” capabilities

In our company, several clients provide the detailed information information that we need in a web site. The amount of time that our employees spend navigating the remote website is simply ridiculous, ...
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Equal command between wget and cURL (with options)?

I usually use wget to download remote file, the command I use: wget --timeout=5 --tries=1 --referer=http://www.example.com 'http://www.example.com/abcdefg123.jpg' -O image.jpg As you can see, there ...
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How to convert ssl ciphers to curl format?

The official ssl docs list ciphers in a different format than curl takes. For instance, if I want curl to use the cipher TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA, I have to pass it curl --ciphers ...
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How to see list of curl ciphers?

My understanding is that during ssl negotiation, the client (i.e. curl) sends a list of ciphers to the server, and the server replies with its preferred choice. How do I see the list of ciphers that ...
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What data transformations does curl's --data option perform?

I recently used curl's --data option to upload some JSON to a server, and after reading the manpage, I'm not sure whether I can have faith that it got there intact. curl's manpage explicitly ...
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Can you fetch git commit data using cURL?

I need to fetch the object of an annotated tag (i.e. the annotation message) from a remote repository and so far there doesn't seem to be a command for that (i.e. ls-remote provides only the refs but ...
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Webpage content - search for pattern & save to file

I have a web page, say https://test.salesforce.com. I would like to search for a pattern, e.g. "src" at the beginning of a line in the entire webpage content. If the pattern is found, I need to ...
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Send email depending on success of curl command

I created a script to monitor and have a query as below :- httpUrl="http://some.website.ashx" balExp=$(curl -v -X POST -d "UID=test&PWD=2222" $httpUrl) How do I sent email alert (my email for ...
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setting up pycurl for embedded ARM

I am working on a linux x86_64 machine, and I am trying to set up pycurl for an embedded ARM processor running petalinux. I need pycurl library before building the embedded linux image. I have cross-...
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How can I login to a website from terminal?

As a student of computer science, I am now learning to work with command line. I need to use brute force to login to a website, knowing the username and that the password is an integer in a certain ...
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Download an article with cURL given a dynamic download link

I'm trying to download this published journal article using cURL. It's the main page of an open access, so there should be not problems for anyone to see/download the article. I then extract the ...
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Hide curl output

I'm making a curl request where it displays an html output in the console like this <b>Warning</b>: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/...
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Nnumber of HTML redirects from cURL

My little script extracts DOI's from a csv files in order to check whether they are right. The number should equal 3, and if it doesn't, I want to output an message. #!/bin/bash doi=j.1540-6261.2011....
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Accessing array elements within process substitution bash

I've got a text file which looks like this: b4238ca2-cb8d-11e4-8731-1681e6b88ec1,https,username,password,ipaddress b4238f0e-cb8d-11e4-8731-1681e6b88ec1,https,username,password,ipaddress b4239058-...
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Yum Broke For some reason

I am trying to install MySQL Client I am getting this annoying message. I am still unable to find the proper answer. [root@localhost Downloads]# yum install mysql-bench There was a problem importing ...
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How do I post something using cURL that starts with `@`?

The command curl http://localhost/ --data @hello will try to read from file hello. How do I escape the @ symbol?
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How to fix curl sslv3 alert handshake failure?

I'm trying to curl HTTPS website in the following way: $ curl -v https://thepiratebay.se/ However it fails with the error: * About to connect() to thepiratebay.se port 443 (#0) * Trying 173.245....
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How to get the http dump of a website and the header both from a single curl command?

I have to fetch a website (multiple redirections possible using -L) and save the html content in a file named as [HTTP_Status_code]_[Website_name].html Currently I am using two curl calls one for the ...
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Filter hyperlinks from web page and download all that match a certain pattern

I wanted to download all graphic files from our organisation's graphics repository web page. They are Illustrator (.ai) format and Corel Draw (.cdr) format. They are directly hyperlinked (i.e. <a ...
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linux curl POST request not working

I am trying to make a POST request using curl to retrieve exam results from the page : result odd .... I am using the following syntax but various errors are showing up (like content has moved ...
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cURL does not recognize certificate

At our company they enforce a web proxy which breaks SSL connections and replaces the certificate by its own fake certificate. (To be precise it uses a proxy cert which is signed by the company cert.) ...
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CURL won't connect to self

I'm having a weird issue where CURL cannot connect to its own server. For example if I'm on server example.com wget https://example.com/ <--- WORKS FIND curl https://example.com gets error: 35 ...
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Can't install cURL on Linux Mint

I am trying to install cURL in order to be able to install the Ruby version manager. I write this: sudo apt-get update && apt-get install curl And get this output: E: Some index files ...
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Download Forum Attachments

Is there a way to download forum jpeg image attachments, possibly using Wget or Curl or some other tool? I would like to download jpeg attachments from specific pages on forums. I'm not interested in ...
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curl authentication works but I cannot reach other pages

I'm trying to use cURL to automate some processes that we usually do using a website. I was able to login to the website using curl and the following command: curl -k -v -i --user "[user]:[password]"...
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Building cURL 7.40.0 and OpenSSL 1.0.2 from source: Headers and library doesn't match

I would like to ask for assistance, related to cURL and OpenSSL, both of them, built from sources. OS is Debian 7, latest version, minimal and clean install. Only installed packages: apt-get -y ...
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Special characters in a web feed

I am running a script to check my gmail from the command line and display the first 35 characters in the title. curl -u username:password --silent "https://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom" | \ grep -...
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The best way to add Unix Shell variables to CURL GET request

Let’s say I use curl –X GET command with the following link: “$WEBSITE_URL/ACTION_NAME/ACTION1;id=$ID?Command=TEST&id1=$ID1&id2=$ID2&id3=$ID3” As you can see, there are some $variables ...
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Curl Command PUT Method

curl -i -X PUT -H 'Content-Length: 1000' http://dfdc:dfdc@xx.xx.xx.xxx:xx/directory/ Above curl doesn't produce any response at Ubuntu shell prompt.
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Using cURL, How can I fetch a numerical string which contains commas and spaces and convert such to a NON COMAFIED string [duplicate]

Example: Google's Outstanding Shares are 670,000,000 and this value is collected in a txt file from Yahoo Finance API using the below script. The issue is; that numbers WITH commas or spaces are ...
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Using the cURL command, how does one fetch stock data which comes back *without* commas and spaces?

What can I add to the below script so that it fetches the stock data and brings it back WITHOUT any commas and spaces? For example GOOG Outstanding shares is 675,000,000. I desire the output of ...
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Using cURL command-line tool on Mac, how does one fetch stock data which comes back *without* commas? [duplicate]

The below script is not working. cd desktop/quoteUpdate while true do curl-o quotes.txt -s "http://download.finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=goog,aapl&f=sl1" sed -i '.bak' 's/,/ /g' quotes.txt ...
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Multiple arguments using xargs.

I know xargs can take many arguments like so. xargs -n5 -I{} echo {} but how do I put the arguments in a particular location I want do something like. xargs -n5 -I{} curl www.google.com/{1}/...
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how to pass a password with a cron job safely?

I have a site map generator script placed in this URL http://www.mydomain.com/admin/sitemapgen/ However this URL is protected with an username and a password in auth_type basic method. I need to ...
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Use curl to send binary file through POST with content-type multipart/form-data;

A post request is made to: http://www.example.com/example/ and the post data is as follows: ------WebKitFormBoundaryB8NNdk2kNdndnnn Content-Disposition: form-data; name="picture[uploaded_data]"; ...
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using CURL to transmit binary data over POST parameter

How can i use CURL to send binary data through a specific post parameter? E.g in: curl 'http://www.example.com' -H 'hi:hi' --data 'utf8=%E2%9C%93&_method=put&file=binarydatahere&submit=...
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Checking URLs for HTTP code 200

I have a text file containing a list of URLs like this: http://somesite.com/some-article/ https://anothersite.fr/somepage.php?page=something What I'd like to do is check which URLs return HTTP code ...
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Curl 7.27: [ANY]_PROXY set; curl does not resolve the hostname via proxy

I'm using curl with a Socks proxy. The proxy is configured via ANY_PROXY="socks5://NNN.NNN.NNN.NNN.PPPP" I observed that curl resolves the hostname locally, not via the proxy. When requesting a URL ...