Is it possible to download a text (or even an exe) file from Dropbox, using telnet at the command prompt on Windows XP?
If so, what are the detailed step by step commands to achieve this?
On any Windows PC since Windows 2000, with telnet pre-installed...
If you examine the contents of the file
Thus you can see that there is a way to use telnet to download http text data from a dropbox file.
Whilst logging, telnet tacks 12 lines of junk onto the front of the log file, so you might need to strip this off manually using notepad, then rename the file to whatever you like (e.g.
You would need to customize lines 3 and 4.
Here is another example where I hypothetically use telnet to download data from dropbox:
However, for this example to work, you would need to replace the dropbox member number of
This is working for me, I thought it might be nice to share this knowledge.