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For example if i want to download the picture located at http://yobuddy.dude/Pictures/Motorcycles/15.jpg once i open telnet with

o www.yobuddy.dude 80

what do i do then?

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Why do you want to do that? wget or curl would work much better. – Renan Mar 30 '12 at 0:33
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you could do a request for the individual file by typing:

GET /Pictures/Motorcycles/15.jpg, but, this will pull back the headers and more - you could strip the headers and save the body as a .jpg file, but, it is very awkward.

For example, this is what I see when requesting Google's logo:

enter image description here


The best thing you can do is use a program such as Curl which is actually designed for doing this and you could just type "curl http://yobuddy.dude/Pictures/Motorcycles/15.jpg` and it will save the picture directly without any fuss or problems.

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nice work buddy! thanks – Rachel Richter Mar 30 '12 at 1:01

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