curl is a data transfer utility used for a multitude of network=related applications (such as scraping data).

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How do you display POST data with cURL?

As an example, POSTing to a web server with the -v argument: curl -v http://testserver.com/post -d "firstname=john&lastname=doe" And the output > POST /post HTTP/1.1 > User-Agent: ...
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How to set curl -o to any desired location in AppleScript?

I have a basic question about curl -o. I just want to make a short AppleScript. does shell script "curl -f 'http://www.SOMEWEBSIT.COM/ANYIMAGE.jpg' -o ~/Desktop/ANYIMAGE.jpg" tell application ...
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Curl Returns “Connection Refused” when trying to access localhost

I am running Xampp (Apache, Mysql and PHP) on my Windows Vista computer. I have curl installed on my machine. When I try to curl my localhost in the command prompt, I get the following: curl -v -i ...
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curl failed setting cipher list

I'm trying to make curl use GOST2001-GOST89-GOST89 cipher which is available and usable by OpenSSL but keep getting failed setting cipher list error despite the fact that curl sees gost engine and can ...
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how to get and use certificates with curl

1) Entering the following command curl -k email@mail.com:password https://www.site.com Returns the following error <HTML><HEAD><meta http-equiv="content-type" ...
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POSTing a file's contents with CURL

(The following is backstory, you can jump down to "Question:" if you'd like) There's a webpage for one of my courses that accepts input text (expected to be Python code) and then gives some tokenized ...
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What is the cURL command-line syntax to do a POST request?

How do I make a POST request with cURL command-line tool?
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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 Upload file and send POST data

I have a web server running some PHP that checks for an image (curl -F 'imageName=@myimage') and it also checks the POST data for username=&password=. When the PHP checks _REQUEST I cannot just ...
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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 to resume dropped file copy

I refer to an older question in the forum: Question asked by Simon Fox My laptop froze up in the middle of a (large) file copy from my desktop (over a simple LAN). The copy operation was about ...
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Getting curl to output HTTP status code?

I'm using curl at the command line on Linux to issue HTTP requests. The response bodies are printed to standard out, which is fine, but I can't see from the man page how to get curl to print the ...
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SSL certificate error attempting to download Homebrew?

I've been trying to download and install Homebrew for my Mac (OS 10.9.4) using the install script on the home page, but the download fails with a SSL certificate error (see log below). I understand ...
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Silence curl with >/dev/null 2>&1 when it's piped

So I have a curl that is piped to a grep and a sed. Where would I apply the >/dev/null 2>&1 ? curl www.site.com | grep stuff | sed "other stuff" At the very end or after the curl?
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How can I get all urls of pattern x from a paged list of search results?

I'm using Windows 7 SP1, and I'm willing to use powershell or wget or whatever will work. I downloaded powershell today (ps 4) and I've got some scripts working, but I'm having trouble with this one. ...
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Curl slow download from other server

I'm trying to download large files to my personal VPS server from public video sharing site . curl -o bigfile.mp4 -A "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:29.0) Gecko/20120101 Firefox/29.0" "URL" ...
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CURL Error version OPENSSL_1.0.1 'not found …'

I have the last few days, a concern with CURL. I get this error: curl: / lib/i386-linux-gnu/libssl.so.1.0.0: version `OPENSSL_1.0.1 'not found (required by / usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu / libcurl.so.4) ...
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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 can I use a command line tool like wget to log into an OpenID site?

Specifically, I would like to be able to download certain pages from my user profile on the various SE sites. I would, however, like to do this automatically (using a cron job), from the command line ...
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Parallel download for a list of urls and renaming

I have a list of tab-separated urls, and target file names, urls_to_download.txt, for example: first_file.jpg\thttps://www.google.co.il/images/srpr/logo11w.png ...
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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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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 ...
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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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import .cer file into ubuntu for curl

I am trying to use fiddler to act as a ssl proxy for debugging. I am trying to install fiddlers root certificate. I am mainly doing it so I can debug my python program. Using python I get a cert ...
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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 can I use Wget / Curl / Plowshare to download from 1fichier.com as a premium member?

How can I download files from 1fichier.com (I am a premium member) with the help of Wget / Curl / Plowshare (Plowdown) or other CLI / command line tool / script?
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Curl over interface for port forwarding

I'm trying to set up OpenVPN and Deluge to seed torrents via the VPN. I am running other services on the server, so I only want the torrent info to go over the VPN. The way I've accomplished this so ...
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downloading multiple files using curl, curl repeats address in download

I am running the command curl -O "http://www.*site*.com/[1-9].png" but the download is failing. - the output is as follows [1/10]: http://www.*site*.com/1http://w --> 1.png % Total % ...
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wget/cURL alternative native to Windows?

Is there a wget or cURL type command line utility native to Windows Vista? How does it work?
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crawling google links produces 400 error

I had a google scraper some time ago that quit working when they made some security changes. I just had a task come up and realized something must of changed a lot. the best I can get with any tool to ...
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CURL to download a directory

I am trying to download a full website directory using CURL. The following command does not work: curl -LO http://example.com/ It returns an error: curl: Remote file name has no length!. But when ...
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file downloaded via firefox and curl have different size

When I download a file from this link by Firefox its size is 74580 B, But when I download it by curl with exactly all of header was sent by Firefox its size is 79891 B (I copied all header from ...
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curl: (7) Failed connect to www.google.com:80;

I have installed Git for Windows and got cURL automatically. C:\>curl --version curl 7.30.0 (i386-pc-win32) libcurl/7.30.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8y zlib/1.2.7 Protocols: dict file ftp ftps gopher http https ...
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What is the curl equivalent to wget -x?

I want to use curl to save multiple files with the same local paths as would be produced by wget -x (ie, cleaned up versions of the full urls). But I can't find the right option in the curl docs. Is ...
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Curl won't work over FTP

I am trying to install Wine on my Macbook (OS X 10.9.3). First I tried using Homebrew which lists a set of dependencies and then goes to fetch the first. ==> Installing dependencies for wine: ...
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What is the curl command line syntax to do a post request in windows

I know this question was answered often, but mine is some more special. I have the following Code: <form action="/test.html" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data"> <a ...
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libcurl or cURL not working OSX Mavericks

Before I start let me say I have uninstalled, reinstalled, compiled from source, used macports and generally tried for the last 6 hours to get curl working on my Mac OSX Mavericks but I still haven't ...
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Curl to download large CSV

I am using curl through Cygwin on Windows 7 to download content from Apache Solr in CSV format. This is my command which is running in a for loop curl -o ret-key-data-$i.csv $URL As the content is ...
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cURL very long delay before starting download from ftp

I'm trying to write a script to download a file, convert it, then execute a program on the converted file. For some reason curl takes over 1 minute to start the file transfer. Command: curl ...
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Curl works, curlfrpfs doesn't

Following commands work properly: $ curl ftp://user:*****@sma20/ 05-04-14 14:45 872 config.xml 04-11-14 07:26 <DIR> DATA $ curl ...
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Trouble installing Homebrew “curl: (2) Failed initialization”

When I run the command to install homebrew on Mac OSX 10.7, namely ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/go/install)", I get curl: (2) Failed initialization. Searching ...
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how to use curl to verify if a site's certificate has been revoked?

To check if the certificate for google.com has been revoked, I tried the following command: curl https://www.google.com --cacert GeoTrust_Global_CA.pem --crlfile gtglobal.pem -v , but I got the ...
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Bug or syntax change on Debian's “curl” 7.36? Mess when trying to save sequential files with brackets/hash

(Perhaps specifically 7.36.0-1, which is shown as the most recent available on my package manager). I think there was such a bug some time ago, but perhaps it was back in curl 7.33, I can't ...
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How to stop shell script if curl failed

I have script that used curl when i pass wrong parameters to script curl failed but script continue executing. I have tried use curl -f/--fail parameter but problem does not solved. What is the best ...
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Why is SSL broken for one domain on one computer?

I've been having a strange issue, where I cannot connect to https://www.humblebundle.com. Plain HTTP works fine, as does https://humblebundle.com. These all redirect to the above address. I haven't ...