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[PATCH] Correct default upload mimetype in manual

From: Colin Hogben <>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 13:30:54 +0000

The default content-type for file uploads is application/octet-stream,
not text/plain as stated in the MANUAL.

 docs/MANUAL |    2 +-
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
diff --git a/docs/MANUAL b/docs/MANUAL
index ce61713..da07310 100644
--- a/docs/MANUAL
+++ b/docs/MANUAL
@@ -328,7 +328,7 @@ POST (HTTP)
   If the content-type is not specified, curl will try to guess from the file
   extension (it only knows a few), or use the previously specified type (from
   an earlier file if several files are specified in a list) or else it will
-  using the default type 'text/plain'.
+  use the default type 'application/octet-stream'.
   Emulate a fill-in form with -F. Let's say you fill in three fields in a
   form. One field is a file name which to post, one field is your name and one
Content-Type: text/x-patch;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Content-Disposition: attachment;
Received on 2001-09-17