Posted By: Anonymous
How can I do an HTTP GET from a Un*x shell script on a stock OS X system? (installing third-party software is not an option, for this has to run on a lot of different systems which I don’t have control on).
For example if I start the Mercurial server locally doing a hg serve:
... $ hg serve
And then, from a Linux that has the wget command I do a wget:
... $ wget http://127.0.0.1:8000 --2010-12-31 22:18:25-- http://127.0.0.1:8000/ Connecting to 127.0.0.1:8000... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 Script output follows Length: unspecified [text/html] Saving to: `index.html
And on the terminal in which I launched the “hg serve” command, I can indeed see that an HTTP GET made its way:
127.0.0.1 - - [30/Dec/2010 22:18:17] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 200 -
So on Linux one way to do an HTTP GET from a shell script is to use wget (if that command is installed of course).
What other ways are there to do the equivalent of a wget? I’m looking, in particular, for something that would work on stock OS X installs.
I’m going to have to say
curl http://127.0.0.1:8000 -o outfile