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cURL download file command

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I always hit a mental block on the cURL command for downloading and saving a file 😬

curl -o

The -o option tells it to write the response body to a file, the positional argument is the URL to the thing you want to download.


@btisdall shared a related tip:

Or -O with no argument if you just want the filename to be the "head" of the URL.

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