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Re: getting http return code

From: Daniel Stenberg via curl-users <>
Date: Wed, 6 May 2020 15:59:24 +0200 (CEST)

On Wed, 6 May 2020, JŘrgen Weber via curl-users wrote:

> many people want to get the http return code from curl to use it in a
> script. There are many complicated solutions that parse out the code from
> other curl output. The most daring one I found suggests to add a second
> stdout:
> I think an easier solution would have to be supported by curl:
> --return-http-status-code-as-exit-code

I don't understand why we'd need that (and I would have a problem with that
particular approach). In most use cases, you'll be fine with something simple
like this:

   code=`curl -w '%{response_code}' -o saved $URL`

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Received on 2020-05-06