May 12, 2022    Share on: Twitter | Facebook | HackerNews | Reddit

Bash - download gist from Github

Download, output content to stdout

curl -L

Download, save the output to file my_file

curl -L -o my_file
# curl options to use
curl -LJO

Options (excepts from the curl man page):

-L, --location
      (HTTP) If the server reports that the requested page has moved to a different location
      (indicated with a Location: header and a 3XX response code), this option will make curl
      redo the request on the new place.

-o, --output <file>
       Write output to <file> instead of stdout. If you are using {} or [] to fetch multiple
       documents, you should quote the URL and you can use '#' followed by a number in the
       <file> specifier. That variable will be replaced with the current string for the URL
       being fetched.

-O, --remote-name
      Write output to a local file named like the remote file we get. (Only the file part of
      the remote file is used, the path is cut off.

-J, --remote-header-name
       (HTTP) This option tells the -O, --remote-name option to use the server-specified
       Content-Disposition filename instead of extracting a filename from the URL.