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Web location files and dragging to the Terminal
Authored by: easco on Sep 04, '03 10:20:51AM

This could be very handy when combined with a command-line URL download tool like "curl"

Type curl -O (the O is the capitol letter, not a zero and there is a space after the O). Drag the clipping file on top of the terminal window to add the URL then hit return.

You might have to add quotes around the URL as well depending on it's contents.



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Web location files and dragging to the Terminal
Authored by: enigmamf on Sep 04, '03 12:54:31PM

Let me mention in favor of the guy above that I personally like wget a lot more than curl. The default option should be the common case, and there has been only once situation (just this week, actually) where I wanted the output of my download printed to standard-out (in this case I wanted to pipe it to another utility).



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