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I'm trying to PUT a file with cURL. This hangs:

curl -vvv --digest -u user -T - < file

This does not:

curl -vvv --digest -u user -T file

What's going on?

* About to connect() to port 443 (#0)
*   Trying connected
* Connected to ( port 443 (#0)
* SSLv3, TLS handshake, Client hello (1):
* SSLv3, TLS handshake, Server hello (2):
* SSLv3, TLS handshake, CERT (11):
* SSLv3, TLS handshake, Server key exchange (12):
* SSLv3, TLS handshake, Server finished (14):
* SSLv3, TLS handshake, Client key exchange (16):
* SSLv3, TLS change cipher, Client hello (1):
* SSLv3, TLS handshake, Finished (20):
* SSLv3, TLS change cipher, Client hello (1):
* SSLv3, TLS handshake, Finished (20):
* SSL connection using DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA
* Server certificate:
*    subject: serialNumber=jJakwdOewDicmqzIorLkKSiwuqfnzxF/, C=US, O=*, OU=GT01234567, OU=See (c)10, OU=Domain Control Validated - ExampleSSL(R), CN=*
*    start date: 2010-01-26 07:06:33 GMT
*    expire date: 2011-01-28 11:22:07 GMT
*    common name: * (matched)
*    issuer: C=US, O=Equifax, OU=Equifax Secure Certificate Authority
*    SSL certificate verify ok.
* Server auth using Digest with user 'user'
> PUT /file.txt HTTP/1.1
> User-Agent: curl/7.19.4 (universal-apple-darwin10.0) libcurl/7.19.4 OpenSSL/0.9.8l zlib/1.2.3
> Host:
> Accept: */*
> Transfer-Encoding: chunked
> Expect: 100-continue
< HTTP/1.1 100 Continue
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After discussing the issue with Bagder in the cURL IRC channel, it appears to be a bug, which has now been filed.

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