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RE: Using the FILE protocol

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 07:17:47 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 24 Jun 2005, Merlin the Wizard wrote:

> Dan, "curl -C - -O file:/<drive>:/path/file seemed to work.


> I still could not use //server/path/file. Any more ideas? Anybody?

Dan showed you two ways the FILE URL can be used that curl supports. The
syntax you describe, which I guess you mean is "file://server/path/file", is
one of those he suggested. curl simply ignorers the "server" part in there,
since there's no standard or spec describing how such a server is to be

I assume you wanted it to connect to a windows server doing SMB by magic or
similar, but that's not something curl does.

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