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Could you explain this curl script?

Hi

I have a curl script and it works
curl -i -X POST admin:admin@localhost/auth

What is "admin:admin"? How do I know the parameter name for this?
Shouldn't it be "username=admin&password=admin"?


Thanks
Jamie
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arnoldCommented:
admin:admin is username:password when you use for services such as http, FTP you use username:password@www.somesite.com
-X POST tells the method in this case you will be passing data as part of your request.
-i is include HTTP headers.

Man curl in your favorite search engine
Or locally on the system or info curl

http://linux.die.net/man/1/curl
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jamie_lynnAuthor Commented:
Oh I see.  it is using http basic authentication.
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