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I asked this question on the Unix & Linux site a few days back but I'm stuck with an answer of why.
We receive an .xml feed of new items from our apparel vendors but I cannot get the wget script I created to work in Linux.
I have tested the script on other sites and it works. However, if I use a windows based program, like jdownloader, I can retrieve the images.
Why would I be able to access a site with my secure credentials in Windows but not in Linux? How can I correct this? No one on our end or the vendors end can give me an answer.

UPDATED Example of the link given:

> https://vendor/manufacter/4518799325.jpg?api_key=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Note it works in Windows and not in Linux

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Just like on the U&L site, we need to see the script and the urls in the file in order to suggest solutions. Convert p/word etc info to <XXX> or similar. Otherwise you'll be lucky if anyone on this end can give you an answer, either. – mcalex Jan 18 '13 at 0:46
You answered your own question there and accepted it, is that incorrect? – nerdwaller Jan 18 '13 at 2:12
the issue was not the script so I closed the thread. – Darth_Vader Jan 18 '13 at 3:09
Example of the code added. – Darth_Vader Jan 18 '13 at 15:06

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