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Is there a command-line tool which would let me browse to a site (on https) and download the output of the page (its source)?

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Curl can download HTTPS pages.

curl is a command line tool for transferring data with URL syntax, supporting DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, Gopher, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMTP, SMTPS, Telnet and TFTP. curl supports SSL certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP uploading, HTTP form based upload, proxies, cookies, user+password authentication (Basic, Digest, NTLM, Negotiate, kerberos...), file transfer resume, proxy tunneling and a busload of other useful tricks.

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wget --no-check-certificate https://whatever.example.com/somepage.html

If you don't have whatever.example.com's SSL signer in your trust store, the --no-check-certficate flag keeps it from erroring out.

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I'd try out w3m. You may have to install it via cygwin to get it running in Windows.

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