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Re: How do I read a regex address?

From: Jeremy Nicoll via curl-users <>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 18:29:03 +0100

On Thu, 15 Jul 2021, at 17:47, ToddAndMargo via curl-users wrote:
> Fedora 34
> Xfce 4.14
> curl-7.76.1-4.fc34.x86_64
> The below address works in a browser, but not curl.

Does it really? Are you saying you type (or c&p)[2-9]\d{4}\

into the URL bar of, say FIrefox? Or are you executing a command
from a terminal/console window as eg


In the latter case I would think that maybe (under some sort of
linux shell) the regex part might get expanded before the command
is passed to the browser.

Moreover a URL like[2-9]\d{4}\.

means that you're asking the php processor running on the
server that's hosting the website, to run the
php script that it has named known.php and pass to it the
parameter "q=regex:[2-9]\d{4}\." (or maybe if you're using
linux, pass to it a series of q=nnn values).

Goodness only knows what that will do.

> What I get back is the main page.

That probably means it didn't work, and not knowing what
you wanted, gave you the site's home page as decent

> I need the "Dev Channel".

If I browse the site's home page I see three links (which are
architecture dependent) for things described as "Latest Dev
Channel build", eg (for x64)

which isn't even close to what you specified. Perhaps it would
help if you explained where your URL came from.

Jeremy Nicoll - my opinions are my own.
Received on 2021-07-15