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Curl and Wget

Mon 01 June 2015

wget

wget "https://somewhere/file"

curl

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Simple GET request

curl -k "https://localhost/foo?bar=baz&abc=def"

JSON POST or PUT request

curl -k -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST -d '{"accountName":"test","value":"hello"}' https://localhost/foo

or

curl -X "PUT"

POST a file

curl ... --data-binary @filename

Fake a /etc/hosts entry and a Host: header with curl

curl -vvv --resolve 'book.mixu.net:80:123.145.167.189' http://book.mixu.net/

Make a request with basic auth enabled

curl -vvv -u name@foo.com:password http://www.example.com

or

curl --user name:password http://www.example.com

Set the Referer header

curl -e http://curl.haxx.se daniel.haxx.se

Set the User Agent header

curl -A "Mozilla/4.73"

or

curl --user-agent "Mozilla".

Set Cookies

curl -b "name=Daniel"

or

curl --cookie "name=Daniel"

Time a request (connect time + time to first byte + total tile)

curl -o /dev/null -w "Connect: %{time_connect} TTFB: %{time_starttransfer} Total time: %{time_total} \n" http://google.com

Downloading files from Github

curl -O  https://raw.github.com/username/reponame/master/filename

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