cURL is a CLI tool for issuing HTTP GET, POST, & PUT request.

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Does curl have a timeout?

So far I couldn't find anything really, but is it true that curl doesn't really time out at all? user@host:~# curl http://localhost/testdir/image.jpg I'm asking because I'm redirecting any request ...
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How do I get the http status of a site in bash?

I figure curl would do the job. I wrote in a bash script: #!/bin/sh function test { res=`curl -I $1 | grep HTTP/1.1 | awk {'print $2'}` if [ $res -ne 200 ] then echo "Error $res ...
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Linking synergyc: libcurl - undefined reference

I'm trying to compile synergy 1.5.0 on openSUSE 13.1 (Kernel 3.11.10-17). While linking, I get the following error: ... [ 83%] Built target ipc [ 84%] Built target client Linking CXX executable ...
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How do I enable rsync in libcurl?

I'm on Arch. When pacman tries to download a package from an ftp server, It fails with the error message Protocol rsync not supported or disabled in libcurl This has been bugging me for a little ...
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How to tweet using terminal?

I would like to tweet a message using terminal. I tried something like: curl -u 'TwitterUsername':'TwitterPassword' -d status=”Your Message Here” https://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml but seems ...
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What does the @ (at) symbol before a filename mean in a curl command?

I am looking at an example of a curl command that uses the @ symbol before the filename to post data to the server. curl http://localhost/ --data-binary @file.txt What does this mean? Does it ...
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how to add curlcpp to the library/include path?

I'm using Arch Linux and have successfully built https://github.com/JosephP91/curlcpp However, I have no idea how to build the example program. I keep getting fatal error: curl_easy.h: No such file ...
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cURL for loop variable [closed]

Is there a way to write a for loop with a URL and change the URL each time? I want to append &skip=XX with different numbers to skip, is there a way to write it so that the variable is in the URL? ...
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How to add SSL with cURL URL using Ubuntu Terminal

While running a Twitter API from cURL in Ubuntu Terminal it asked me to use SSL. After searching for it, I tried: sudo curl -s https://localhost:8080/tweets/HLaddha sudo curl -k ...
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Slow DNS resolve from curl/lynx etc

I have a strange issue with DNS resolving: Root of the problem is that I get curl errors: "Error executing HTTP request: name lookup timed out". Tried to ping some sites, all resolved fine (and fast). ...
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Extract download progress from curl output

I'm trying to extract the download progress of a file that's being retrieved by curl. I tried this, but this doesn't work: curl --progress-bar http://127.0.0.1/test.tar.bz2 -o test.tar.bz2 ...
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why would curl and wget result in a 403 forbidden?

I try to download a file with wget and curl and it is rejected with a 403 error (forbidden). I can view the file using the web browser on the same machine. I try again with my browser's user agent, ...
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Git pull error libcurl.so.3 not found

I have a php script to git pull from my github repository set up in my webservice hook urls like so: <?php echo shell_exec('~/git/usr/bin/git pull 2>&1'); ?> When I open this script ...
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Login site using cURL

I am trying to login from cURL command line with the command curl --data "username=user&password=pass&submit=Login" http://www.ip.com:8080/LoginApplication/Login.jsp And after that trying to ...
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Click a link to download file using curl [closed]

I have an HTML page on which several links are there, I want to click one link and that will download relevant file for me. How do I simulate this using curl. All links have different name attribute
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How to use cURL commandline to download a file, for which the link is hidden(activates on-click only)

I was referring to this question. However, I am wondering how to do the same with curl. So far, I have tried the following: curl -O output.rar --referer http://subs.sab.bz/ ...
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Using curl to access basic auth protected website via proxy (polipo)

I am trying to download a file protected via basic auth: curl "http://User:Pass@example.com/blub/bla.bin" This is working fine. As soon as I tell curl to use my locally installed polipo it fails: ...
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Uploading a file over FTPS

As the title says, I need to automatically upload an excel file to a FTPS server. Right now I'm using curl but if there is a better option out there, I'm all ears. What I have so far: curl -k ...
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Download all source files for a webpage

I want to download the source files for a webpage which is a database search engine. Using curl I'm only able to download the main html page. I would also like to download all the javascript files, ...
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Crontab job not emailing on failure

I have a cron job on Debian: 1 * * * * /home/paradroid/bin/myscript.sh >/dev/null There is an installed and configured MTA, and I have received emails when the script has a syntax error, so I ...
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Difference between “curl -XPUT --data-binary @${file_path}” and “curl -XPUT -T ${file_path}”?

While using curl to POST or PUT a file to a url, there are two different ways to load the file content: -T ${file_path} --data-binary @${file_path} or -d $@{file_path} (for ascii data files) What ...
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Wget or curl a self-signed certificate from server

From my browser, I can browse to a machine in my companies local intranet and (after marking the certificate as trusted) export that certificate to a file. I'm trying to automate this process into a ...
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Is there a command line method by which I can check whether a downloaded file is complete or broken?

I'm writing a script that involves downloading and manipulating a file, and I want to ensure that the file is not incomplete (due to e.g. a dropped connection) before I work on it.
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Problems uploading a file via WebDAV?

I've configured on my Linux server (SLES11) with IHS Webserver with WebDAV enabled. A file upload via curl is successful using a URL like this: $ curl --insecure --upload-file testfile.txt \ ...
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Proper escaping of double quotations for curl post data?

I'm trying to test out a server, by sending it JSON data and reading the response. I need to POST data like {"item":"value with spaces"} but when I use curl I find that it sends the backslashes as ...
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How to run a command with a hidden password

I need to run a curl command that accesses a website that another person has the password to. e.g. curl --basic --user myfriendsname:friendspassword http://www.updateinfo.com I need a way where I ...
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curl url call in for loop? [closed]

I am working with bash and I am trying to make a curl url call in a for loop. Below is my simple curl call - curl -v --header "Connection: keep-alive" ...
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Make vim / curl recognize https:// links

I recently noticed vim/vimdiff can open links (using curl, it seems), which is an awesome feature. I wanted to use it today, like this: vimdiff deps ...
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phpcurl not able to install on terminal

I am not able to install packages php and curl. But its gives dependencies error, please check below curl : Depends: libcurl3 (= 7.29.0-1ubuntu3.4) but 7.32.0-1ubuntu1 is to be installed ...
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How to check whether a command such as curl completed without error?

I am using curl to upload a file to a server via an HTTP post. curl -X POST -d@myfile.txt server-URL When I manually execute this command on the command line, I get a response from the server like ...
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Any way to encode the url in curl command?

I have some url which has space in it's query param. I want to use this in curl, e.g. curl -G "http://localhost:30001/data?zip=47401&utc_begin=2013-8-1 00:00:00&utc_end=2013-8-2 ...
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Does curl have a --no-check-certificate option like wget?

I am trying to make a curl request to one of our local development servers running a dev site with a self-signed SSL cert. I am using curl from the command line. I saw some blog posts mentioning that ...
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How to display the complete address with curl in searching?

I need to display the complete address with curl, when it find results with '301' status code. This is my variable. search=$(curl -s --head -w %{http_code} ...
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download only first few bytes of a source page

I am downloading the HTML source page of a website using cURL command. The problem is, I do not want most of the contents in the page. I just need the first 100 lines of the source page. Is there a ...
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curl does not return any thing for protected file

I have a file on the server that is HTTP Head password protected, but when I tried to get the page the command returned with nothing at all: curl --user username:password http://mysite.com
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Failed to connect to dl.google.com port 443: Network is unreachable

$ curl -v https://dl.google.com/dl/cloudsdk/release/install_google_cloud_sdk.bash | bash * STATE: INIT => CONNECT handle 0x2001f130; line 1011 (connection #-5000) * Hostname was NOT found in DNS ...
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curl unable to find cslistener

netstat shows some connection from my linux box to remote host on their cslistener port. But trying to access that port using curl is giving error : $ curl -v https://myapp.domain.com:cslistener * ...
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Why does curl command take urls with parameters as input

I know both wget and curl. Being curious I read a little about their differences. I recently tried to use curl with an url who has parameters and it turns out curl strips down the parameters from ...
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Understanding two flags and a dollar sign in a CURL command

I right clicked a post request in Chrome and selected Copy as cURL I got a cURL command that includes the following --data-binary $'------WebKitFormBound I am used to seeing cURL requests that ...
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Use curl to download from a Url

I am trying to download a file from a url using curl: $ curl -3 -v "https://atl1mmsget.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc?location=XXXXXXXXXXX_14zbwk&rid=027" Where the X is a digit in the phone ...
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Uniq won't remove duplicate

I was using the following command curl -silent http://api.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/relation/2919627 http://api.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/relation/2919628 | grep node | awk '{print $3}' | uniq ...
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How to download videos from Coursera with curl?

Downloading videos from Coursera is not as easy as copy and pasting the link in terminal. I also have tried exporting cookies from my browser in cookie.txt file and doing a: curl --cookie cookie.txt ...
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curl command output in a variable [duplicate]

I am connecting to mySQL database using a shell script. After connecting to the mySQL database, I execute a query. The query gives me 300,000 URLs as the result. For each of the 300,000 URLs I need ...
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What does this curl command do?

I'm really new to Unix and I can't figure out what this command does. From what I understand, it sends an HTTP POST request to a website. I don't know exactly what each line is supposed to do. Can ...
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How to print gmail inbox messages

I want to print inbox messages one by one (like cat someFile) so that I can parse the message contents. something like printGmail InboxMesg1 | grep some | sed some Using curl I can access the ...
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Drag and drop files with cURL

I know that curl supports file upload e.g. here. Is it possible to upload files to site which has HTML5 Drag and Drop box for file uploading
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download multiple files from sourceforge

Is there any way to download / mirror a folder structure with many files from sourceforge using wget/curl/similar tool? I've seen some examples using rsync or scp but I think that works only for SF ...
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transfer file to remote host and append to file if existing

I have a command-line program that continuously generates output on the shell. I would like to be able to transfer the output to another unix host for which I know IP, username and password. ...
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Curl command help

I'm trying to connect to a internal tool UI, then login and later logout. The homepage is having 3 drop-down options and 2 tabs where we need to enter the IP & Port and then connect. Once ...
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Automating web requests using curl?

I have some "corporative" systems I have to use at work. Some of them are terrible, with frames, pop-ups and such. I was thinking about automating some stuff using curl or something like that. I need ...