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Old 07-26-2003, 12:13 PM   #1
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how to use curl to download?


I have just inatall curl. But I dont know how to use it to download?

Anyone can show me what to do please.

Thank you.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 01:31 PM   #2
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read the man pages, they are pretty informative!
 
Old 07-26-2003, 01:46 PM   #3
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Thank you. But I am not good at english and I don't think the website there is brief. I can not understand very well. It is really a big problem.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 01:49 PM   #4
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Doesn't RedFlag have man pages in chinese?
 
Old 07-26-2003, 01:54 PM   #5
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Yes, it does. But it does not tell me how to use some softwares. And i can not get enough information from its forums.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 01:58 PM   #6
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something like

curl http://website/location-of-file/file
same applies to ftp.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 06:01 PM   #7
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You say you want to download some files?

Why do you want to use curl?

If you just want to do simple downloads then perhaps you should try prozilla, which will allow you to suspend downloading.

If you want to download recursively, then why not try wget?

wget can be used to download single URLs and also recursively.

You may find that the syntax for using wget is more easier to understand and does the job you want to do.

Remember that in GNU/Linux you generally have a choice of how you can do the job, and it all depends on the specifics of the job, as to which is the right tool to use.
 
  


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