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Re: Post File to HTTPS via cURL at command line

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 23:08:18 +0200 (CEST)

On Tue, 14 Jun 2005, Amy Petri wrote:

> For months I have been trying to figure out a command line cURL method of
> posting a file to a secure site. The file must be POSTed, and a user name
> and password are required to login. Can anyone tell me what my potential
> problem could be with the below command? Any help is greatly appreciated.
> curl -v -k -# -u username:password \
>{/incoming/} \
> -F File=@/tmp/xmlfile.nrq \
> -A "Mozilla/4.0"

Are you supposed to provide the user name and password like this?

Are you supposed to do a multipart form upload?

Why the {}-braces ?

I suggest you first make the post manually with firefox and record the
operation with LiveHTTPHeaders, then it is a piece of cake to make curl repeat

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