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RE: Troubles Posting...

From: Phippen, Neil <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 14:54:58 -0700

Thanks for the help thus far... This doesn't seem to actually submit the file... it says everything is well (HTTP 200) (I have tried this on a few file submission pages) but it does _not_ follow the submission link or upload any files... is there another command to make the submit field process?... or does -F "submit=Submit" do that? Sorry for being so needy, I feel like I'm on the verge of figuring this out but can't get over the edge...

Neil M. Phippen
Research Assistant
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
7700 Sandholdt Rd. Moss Landing CA 95039
Phone: (831) 775-1745

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Daniel Stenberg
Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 2:03 PM
To: the curl tool
Subject: RE: Troubles Posting...

On Wed, 7 Jun 2006, Phippen, Neil wrote:

> I have been studying over the help page for the last few days, it seems to
> make sense but when I make this call:
> curl -b headers -F "file=C:\test.gif"

Note that this sends a part named 'file' with the text contents being
'C:\test.gif'. If you want to have the contents from the file named
C:\test.gif you need to write it:

   -F file=@C:\test.gif

> What should I look for if curl is successful?

The server responds a 200 HTTP code if the request is successful.

> Is this the proper way to submit a file on this form?
> <form method="POST"
> action="UploadServlet?folderName=%2fusers%2fneil%2fpublic%2
> fimages&amp;redirUrl=merspace2.jsp%3fuserFolderIndex%3d1"
> ENCTYPE="multipart/form-data">

With the little '@' trick above you should probably be fine.

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