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

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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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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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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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curl --resolve appears to do nothing

The --help output for curl lists a --resolve option, which states --resolve <host:port:address> Force resolve of HOST:PORT to ADDRESS I'm not having any luck getting it to work though. The ...
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Given a mime-type get the corresponding file extension

I want to download a file using curl to a temporary directory with the appropriate extension. Currently I do something like this: tmp="$(mktemp -t 'curl')" curl -o "$tmp" ...
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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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Shell script curl limit the try time for page not found

I found following code to check web url. if curl --output /dev/null --silent --head --fail "$url"; then echo "URL exists: $url" else echo "URL does not exist: $url" fi Here if the page not ...
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Using curl as a test [duplicate]

I'm writing Puppet configuration to automate the creation of an Elastic Search repository resource. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, there's no way to specify this configuration in the Elastic ...
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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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Script with curl works manually but not in cron job

My script (status.sh) is: #!/bin/bash SITE=http://www.example.org/ STATUS=$(/usr/bin/curl -s -o /dev/null -I -w "%{http_code}" $SITE) if [ $STATUS -eq 200 ] then echo $STATUS >> ...
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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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Get URL's redirect target with curl

I would like to check where a single URL redirects. An example of that could be a link from Google's search result page (where a click always goes through Google server). Can I do that with curl?
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Trying to request a variable before running a curl and read back as integer

echo -e "Enter layoutID: \c" read layoutID echo -e "Enter playlistID: \c" read playlistID echo -e "Enter siteID: \c" read siteID curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d ...
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Curl with ipv6 not working by default

I am trying to curl ipv6 addresses, but without success. If I try lets say: curl https://google.com I wait for a timeout and get network unreachable If I force ipv4, everything is fine. ...
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Curl, ping hangs/waits when using private network ips

I have a whole bunch of servers working inside my office premises private network. When i try to run my tests outside office network, curl/ping/python/nodejs requests library, all of them waits ...
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trying to install curl with homebrew, getting “incompatible library version” for libcurl.4.dylib

I am on OSX 10.9.5. I would like to use a later version of CURL than what is bundled with OSX, but I do not want to remove the OSX binary just in case, so I wanted to opt to install it via homebrew. ...
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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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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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Using curl results in error: “Library not loaded: /usr/local/lib/libcurl.4.dylib …”

I had a few issues with the cURL library interfering with Homebrew. After hopefully removing the library (I no longer use it anyway), I started receiving errors whenever I used commands such as curl ...
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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 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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“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 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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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. ...
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Sending CURL request with custom IP

Shouldn't it be possible? Let's assume I don't need a response, I just want to send a request. Shouldn't we be able to alter tcp/ip headers, because our computer sends it? I am probably missing ...
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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 ...
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How to grep the output of cURL?

I need to retrieve the expiry date of an SSL cert. The curl application does provide this information: $ curl -v https://google.com/ * Hostname was NOT found in DNS cache * Trying ...
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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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Need to test web service using curl or wGet in Shell Script?

I use SoapUI to verify my responses below are the sample details. I am planning to automate the processes in linux. How can I achieve it using curl? or wget? I would like to receive the result in a ...
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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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CURLE_SSL_CACERT_BADFILE cURL error (77)

I have getting the cURL error CURLE_SSL_CACERT_BADFILE on my Nginx webserver. I found a fix where I add my pem link to my curl.ini file. Before I did this I would get the error on curl ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Using brew: curl version error, “Incompatible library version” for libcurl.4.dylib

I used to have a working version of homebrew but then something broke today related to curl and libcurl.4.dylib— possibly a version or file location issue. I'm on Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks). For ...
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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 ...
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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 ...