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I am trying to download file using curl, but I get the following error message.

-o: command not found

My command was

curl http://lab.test.com/test/test/down.php?c=redsoul&bbs_no=236513&file_num=7061013&filename=%EC%95%84%EC%9D%B4%EC%96%B8%EB%A7%A8%2003%ED%99%94%20%28ANIMAX%201280x720%20x264%20AAC%29.SMI&size=25485 -o 'saveas.smi'

Do I have error with my command?

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question does not belong here –  N 1.1 Oct 20 '10 at 7:08
    
Retagged your question since your issue is with how bash escapes special characters, not with curl. –  Prof. Falken Oct 20 '10 at 7:09
    
@N, no, but kind of a little. Bash is after all a programming language, too. –  Prof. Falken Oct 20 '10 at 7:10
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@N 1.1 // Sorry. I think it belongs to superuser.com. –  user45326 Oct 20 '10 at 7:21
    
Or maybe serverfault.com? It is more of a server admin thing to muck around with scripts, right? –  Prof. Falken Oct 20 '10 at 7:27
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Your command looks OK, but you also need to quote the URL, like so:

curl 'http://lab.test.com/test/test/down.php?c=redsoul&bbs_no=236513&file_num=7061013&filename=%EC%95%84%EC%9D%B4%EC%96%B8%EB%A7%A8%2003%ED%99%94%20%28ANIMAX%201280x720%20x264%20AAC%29.SMI&size=25485' -o 'saveas.smi'
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Oh yes, with all those & characters it is wise to quote the URL. –  eumiro Oct 20 '10 at 7:14
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What it did here was separating several commands: curl http://lab.test.com/test/test/down.php?c=redsoul, bbs_no=236513, etc. all of them are valid (variable assignments in bash)… except the last -o which follows a variable assignement and therefore is an other command –  Benoit Oct 20 '10 at 7:46
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