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 From:  Matchstick <matchstick at oofg dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re[2]: [m0n0wall] Automated config.xml remote backup - solution
 Date:  Fri, 22 Oct 2004 09:33:41 +0100
Friday, October 22, 2004, 8:33:24 AM, Frederick Page (fpage at thebetteros dot oche dot de) wrote:

FP> Hi Jim,

FP> [quoting corrected]

>>>wget --post-data 'Submit=Download'
>>>https://<username>:<password>@<host_ip>/diag_backup.php -O config.xml

>>I actually posted a shell script that does exactly this using curl
>>quite some time ago.

FP> Gee, if you are able to do that, I wonder why you top-post.

FP> Anyway: I have wget 1.8.1 on (Debian) Linux, wget 1.8.2 on OpenBSD 3.5
FP> and wget 1.8.2 on cygwin (XP-SP1), none knows "--post-data" so I also
FP> had to resort to curl.

FP> My (very simple) script looks like this:

FP> #!/bin/sh
FP> nach="/work/BACK/m0n0_"`date +%Y%m%d`.xml

FP> curl --data 'Submit=Download' \
FP> http://username:secret@192.168.x.x/diag_backup.php >$nach

FP> Regards  Frederick

I've managed to get the UnxUtils (http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/) Win32
Port of Wget v1.8.2 to work by using "-post-data" rather than "--post-data".

I don't have a *nix box to hand though, so I can't say whether that's
specific to this particular port.

-- 
Matchstick
matchstick at oofg dot com