urlget, ftpget, httpget - retrieve a file from the internet to stdout
urlget [-h] [-d] [-p] url
ftpget host path [user[pass]]
httpget [-h] [-d] [-p] host path
Urlget gets a file specified by a URL and copies it to standard output.
Ftpget similarly gets a file from a conventional ftp server, a login name
and password can be specified.
Httpget is similar to urlget, but the host and path are specified
separately without a scheme, as with ftpget.
-h show the status line and MIME header from the server.
-d discard the file body.
-p use POST method, otherwise use GET.
urlget http://minix1.woodhull.com/pub/contrib/file.tar.Z > file.tar.Z
# Download file.tar.Z
ftpget minix1.woodhull.com /pub/contrib/README.txt > README.txt
# Get a file from an anonymous ftp server
httpget -dh minix1.woodhull.com/index.html
# Inspect the header of a web page
These commands execute the same binary under different names. These
commands provide a lightweight non-interactive command-line method of
downloading a file or inspecting the status of a web page. Data retrieved
are written to standard output.
Michael Temari <Michael@TemWare.Com>
Man page compiled by Al Woodhull <email@example.com>
This man page is applicable to Minix 2 and Minix 3 releases through Minix
3.1.2a. This page was not part of the standard set of man pages for Minix
releases through Minix 3.1.2a.