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FTP: wildcard downloading

I am trying to download a file with name ending with *.csv The problem is complicated by the fact that this *.csv contains in directory of unknown name: eg. Sometimes it would be 2015->Date ...
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How can I use curl with ::1 for ipv6 based loopback?

I tried a few ways but they seem to be confusing curl. root@testt:~# curl localhost:8080 <h1>Hello world!</h1> <p>Boom Bam Splat</p> root@testt:~# curl ::1:8080 curl: (3) ...
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How to use .pfx in certificate store in CURL for Windows 7

I want to use cURL to access a remote server, and I need to identify myself using a private key or the remote server gives a 401 "Unauthorized". I'm on Windows 7 (work machine, not my choice) and my ...
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Bulk SFTP download of files specified by URL preserving directories

I have a list of several hundred files I need to pull via SFTP. They are located in various directories and I need them to be in the same directory setup on my local machine. It is important the files ...
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How accurate is CURL's 'current rate' in the progress meter?

Is the second-by-second output in curl accurate "enough"? What is the period that the "current rate" is calculated over? I am currently using the second-by-second status output in Curl as a general ...
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How can you lock computer while using curl to download files?

I’m using a Python script in the Terminal in Mac OS X 10.10.2 to download many files from a webpage using curl. However sometimes I might want to lock my computer and walk away but this terminates my ...
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Escape semicolon curl with -u option

I can't wrap my head around how to escape semicolon in username while making a GET request. curl -u testclient:sdtest1:pass -XGET -H "Content-type:application/json" \ http://localhost:8081/hello ...
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I destroyed my Mac's PHP setup: SSL certification fails

Long story short, I deleted the PHP symlink on my Mac, and replaced it with a symlink from XAMPP. Now it seems that there's a problem with my SSL configuration or what seems to me, a lack thereof. ...
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How to curl or wget live tennis scores from a Google search page [closed]

Google has some nice live tennis scores displayed on the search page. If I search for "Halep", for example, I get the tournament she's currently playing, together with all the result and live score. ...
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How to check what kind of files web page consists

Is there a way to check what files web page consists. For example I want to download .txt files from the web page, but I dont want all .txt files, some of them, and before I want to check are there ...
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Is there a way to download all .txt files from the page via curl or wget command

My question is in a title: Is there a way to download all .txt files from the page via curl or wget command? Thanks
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Exit bash script when curl gets a non 200 HTTP status

I have a bash script setup to perform a few curl requests for currency in EUR INR JPY do curl -i --data '{"currency": "'$currency'"}' -H "Accept: application/json" -H "Content-Type: ...
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dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/lib/libcurl.4.dylib curl SSL error

I'm not sure what happened to my system but I am having an issue with dyld/curl, affecting my overall computer performance. I am on Yosemite. I have a feeling it's the Conda openssl. How do I just ...
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Why is cURL slower than wget

Test page: https://www.beobank.be/nl/Home.aspx This is the result using wget (or a real browser): # time wget https://www.beobank.be/nl/Home.aspx -O /dev/null --2015-01-26 12:05:46-- ...
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Prevent WAMP from loading external requests

I need to prevent wamp from loading external links in order to have a better performance I'm using PrestaShop and sometimes it looks for updates and currency rates etc which slows down loading the ...
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cURL: HTTP file download

I have tried to download a file using curl "https://www.dropbox.com/s/tf7e7vndqd9hv05/Ace_The_IELTS.pdf?dl=0" -o "file.pdf" but it downloads a file which is of few bytes. When I open the link in the ...
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how to download pictures with wget

i would like to download pictures from http://myhomepage.com/plots/20150111-03/4711/4712.png every 3 hours. "20150111-03" is variable, rest is stable. That means every 3 hours the download looks like: ...
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Error executing sftp with curl

I'm using IBM's Data Explorer to import certain data, but am getting this error: Protocol sftp not supported or disabled in libcurl. So from Red Hat I manually ran the command: curl -user ...
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What's the exit code for “curl -I” when not HTTP 200?

I want to check what HTTP status code is returned for an HTTP(S) URL. I don't care about content, so I just request head with curl -I $url or curl --head $url But what's the exit code I should ...
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Cannot curl webserver from outside network

I have a webserver running on one of my home computers. I am able to access it within my network, on another computer, with curl localWebserverIP:8888. However, I am having issues accessing it from ...
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RPM created using checkinstall giving dependency error

Compiled openssl-1.0.1.i using commands: export CFLAGS="-fPIC" ./config shared --openssldir=/usr/share/ssl make depend make all make install here it is not asking for any dependencies I am able to ...
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Bash: executing concatenated variables

I have a Linux bash script, to the effect of: COMMAND_TO_EXECUTE="foo "$1" --option1 --option2 "$2 exec $COMMAND_TO_EXECUTE Problem: the script fails Debugging clue, If I echo ...
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Mac OS X Yosemite and Client SSL Certificates

Ever since I upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite, my SSL Client Certificates have stopped working in certain places. They still work in web browsers and in wget, but they have stopped working in curl ...
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Download file on unix from target url which autodownloads file on page visit

I'm trying to download a file to a unix machine on the command line. Accessing a GUI on this particular machine would be quite difficult. The file is autodownloaded when visiting the url in a web ...
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Posting XML through cURL using --data-binary

I have this really typical problem. I have an XML file that I have to post to a server. I was told by the network engineer of that site to use the cURL function. The function that he provided to me ...
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Can cURL send requests to sockets?

I can find nothing about this on Google or the cURL man pages. I have a HTTP server running at /var/run/my-server.sock, and I want to test it by sending a simple request using cURL. Can this be done ...
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Where does a file downloaded with CURL go on the file system?

Ive downloaded a file from this site with the following curl command: https://www.modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools#downloads # Copy/paste the command below into your terminal to begin ...
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Curl local host names on Mac OS X Yosemite

I just upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite, and now curl can't see loopback host names. Set up a simple http server to test: $ python -m SimpleHTTPServer Serving HTTP on 0.0.0.0 port 8000 ... Now ...
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Download file vis cURL, but not with Wget

I have a link I'm trying to download. Before, we could download with either Wget or cURL because the website (which runs under Tomcat) didn't require a user name or password in order to download. ...
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Windows CURL download file- special char in URL

I need to download .xls file with Windows cURL and I have got a problem with URL of that file, because it contains special char "Č". That URL is: http://www.ccs.cz/data/141001_Seznam_ČStxt14196.xls ...
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How to restart a router with curl or wget to pass URL as well as POST parameters?

I have an Edimax router and from wireshark I see that the router restarts with the POST http://192.168.2.1/goform/formReboot and the form elements reset_flag=0&submit-url=%2Fadmin_restart.asp ...
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How to Download HTML Pages of a WebSite, Based on a Time Stamp?

I know this might be a repeated question, and I'm sorry for that, but I failed to find any answer for my problem . I Just want to download the Pages html files, without any other contents, and (If ...
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How to add a 'greek' character in the path using cURL?

I have a Makefile where one of many tasks is to upload a file using cURL, one of these files, has a greek character in the name and when I try to upload using cURL, I receive this error: curl: (43) A ...
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cURL “response reading failed” in FTPS file transfer

I am trying to download a directory and it's files using cURL via FTPS. The following command gets me very close - I successfully logged in and set the clear command channel, but then it fails with ...
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POST to web form using CURL & BASH

I'm trying, without success, to use cURL to post data to the form on this URL: https://nic.ar/buscarDominio.xhtml how can i correctly send the request to the server? I've analysed the post data ...
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Is it possible to get the download file name of an mp3 from server using bash?

I am trying to get the final download file name of an mp3 from a server, specifically audiotool.com e.g. http://api.audiotool.com/track/haunt_opaque/mixdown.mp3 When you navigate to this url in a ...
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How can I apply quotes to a URL in a .bat script?

The general form of a curl command in CMD that works is: curl -o latest.dump -L ...
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Curl can't follow “This page should automatically redirect”

I'm attempting to automate a login for the a course webpage I have to check this semester. I know that the POST request I am making is being done correctly because I get to the intermediate redirect ...
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How can I get more information from Curl regarding a FTP 425 “Cannot open data connection” error?

I am trying to upload a file with the following line: curl -3 --ftp-pasv --ftp-ssl-control -v -i -T ./mybigfile.gz ftp://lawrence@mecloud.xxxxxxx.co.uk:21/OnlineBackup/Lawrence/ --insecure -u ...
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Using cURL to retreive public IP for tmux config creates too many connections

I am currently using the command: curl icanhazip.com and the option set -g status-left ... in my tmux.conf to retrieve and display my public IP in status bar. This works great, although I am really ...
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Downloading an authenticated large file with command line tools

I need to download a file sized around 1.6GB. I's like to get it download via a command line tool like axel, wget or curl However, how can I download a file which needs to be logged in to the site ...
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Sporadic loss of access to local server

For some reason, I lose access to a local server called lux-app04 seemingly at random, but only in some applications. As you can see in the image below, Postman (top) can connect to it, but curl ...
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curl and sni-enabled server

I am running curl against a sni-enabled server with the following command curl --cacert CustomCA.crt -H "Host: example.com" https://1.2.3.4/foo However, I am not getting the right certificate where ...
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curl won't shut up (--silent does nothing)

I'm writing a quick shell script, and I cannot for the life of me get curl to suppress the progress bar. The relevant line looks like this: curl http://website -o $temp >/dev/null 2>&1 ...
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How to download all file with name emp* using curl from a FTP site

How can I get all files downloaded from a FTP site directory with file name like emp*. Please suggest.
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How to automatically save a list of files with different names?

I have a text file of URLs, each in the form of: http://domain.com/a/b/c/d.jpg I want to download all of these, but save each file under the name: c_d.jpg In other words, for each file, I want to ...
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Upload image to postimage.org using curl

I found a script that can upload image to postimage.org using curl. It was posted not long ago, on 2013-09-06, at http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=28867. The simplified script looks like ...
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curl bails on download in cygwin but not os x

I'm trying to download a copy of a postgresql db from Amazon S3 in cygwin. But it yields zero's across the board yielding a useless file. This is my curl command: curl `heroku.bat pgbackups:url` -o ...
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Is there a linux filter which converts html to simple and pretty formatted text?

I would like to filter html response coming from cURL output. Which filter should I apply? Viewing html content with Midnight Commander is no problem, it shows them as pretty formatted plain text, so ...
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How to upload file with curl when --data-binary is present in tampered data?

I try to upload files to a popular website, I tampered the http POST requests with Chrome developer tools' "copy as curl" feature. When the upload begins I get this curl command: curl ...