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Re: Using the FILE protocol

From: Dan Fandrich <>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 22:29:13 -0700

On Fri, Jun 24, 2005 at 09:55:10AM +0800, Merlin the Wizard wrote:
> Dan, "curl -C - -O file:/<drive>:/path/file seemed to work.
> Thanks for the suggestions.
> That is at least a solution but I will need to map the drive.
> I still could not use //server/path/file. Any more ideas? Anybody?

I'm surmising that you're on a Windows platform and that you're trying to
reference SMB drives using UNC. Am I right? What you suggested
above isn't UNC, and curl doesn't support any nonstandard SMB URL schemes.
You could try file:\\server\path\file or maybe file:///\\server\path\file

>>> Dan

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