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3 items tagged “curl”

2021 (via) I really like this: “curl” gives you your IP address as plain text, “curl” tells you your city according to MaxMind GeoLite2, “curl” gives you all sorts of useful extra data. Suggested rate limit is one per minute, but the code is open source Go that you can run yourself. # 30th March 2021, 7:53 pm


aws—simple access to Amazon EC2 and S3. The best command line client I’ve found for EC2 and S3. “aws put --progress my-bucket-name/large-file.tar.gz large-file.tar.gz” is particularly useful for uploading large files to S3. Written in Perl (with no dependencies), shelling out to curl to do the heavy lifting. # 19th May 2009, 11:38 am

resty. 58 lines of bash provides a better command-line interface to RESTful APIs, using curl under the hood. This should save me from running “man curl” several times a week. # 18th May 2009, 1:07 pm