Implement JSON via REST interface using a CURL script as a model?

I am trying to access a REST- based API using VBScript.  I have access to a Curl script that does just what I want to do, but don't have Curl on my Windows machine, and really don't know Curl anyway.  So looking for a "translation" from Curl to VBScript.  This is a known good Curl command line:

curl -X GET -H 'ACCEPT: application/json' -H 'X-AUTH-TOKEN: cee8d9a712fd59b18d1ee117' https://api.niftywebsite.com/statusUpdate
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Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAsked:
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Dave BaldwinConnect With a Mentor Fixer of ProblemsCommented:
cURL is a free download.  http://curl.haxx.se/    I've been using the ones from this page:  http://www.paehl.com/open_source/?CURL_7.40.0
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Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAuthor Commented:
So, if I install Curl, can I make sort of a BAT file of it and call it from a VBScript?  The next step I want to get back is an XML or JSON stream that I can capture and make a screen display based upon the data received.  So the bottom line is, if I install Curl, how do I then run the Curl commands?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I suggested downloading cURL because duplicating it's functions would be difficult or at the very least, time consuming in VBScript.  You can run the cURL command in a batch file like any other program and receive the data back in a file.  Then you can use the file in your own program.
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Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAuthor Commented:
Thanks Dave.  I'm experimenting with that now.
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Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAuthor Commented:
I have other VBScripts that run a BAT file fine, but not getting anywhere with this.  Thanks for pointing me to Curl, looks like it will work fine once I figure out how to run it with VBS and capture the returning data stream.  So I'll close out this question and make another pointedly re: how to get this done with a VBS.
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