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Re: Warning: using file:// on Windows with curl

From: Dan Fandrich via curl-library <>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 09:07:54 +0100

On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 03:25:15AM +0000, Norton, Mike via curl-users wrote:
> If it's a "feature you're seldom interested in" then I don't see how you can say the "benefits of supporting it are great". It seems to me you are interested in accessing resources on the local disk, not specifically interested in using the "file:" URI scheme per se. So it is that former that is great, not the latter.

It's SMB support I'm not interested in these days, not local filesystem

> I never once suggested removing the ability to use resources on the local disk. I only (half-jokingly) suggested that supporting a particular URI scheme for specifying such, when the meaning of that particular scheme could be ambiguous, might be questionable.

I'm not sure what alternative to the file: scheme such support would take. "curl
groks those URLs" and file: is the URL for this.

> And as I said, I am okay with the current answer.
Received on 2020-03-17