?
Solved

Downloading a file from SSL url

Posted on 2016-08-25
10
Medium Priority
?
49 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-14
I use curl to download files from URLs. For example I download the file abcd.zip from http://example.com/sites/abcd.zip using cURL.exe

curl.exe -O "http://example.com/sites/abcd.zip"

when I download files from SSL urls it gives me an error:

curl: (1) Protocol https not supported or disabled in libcurl.

I am attaching the curl utility which I am using.

Please let me know if there is a way to download SSL urls using curl utility or if there is a better way to download SSL files from urls similar to this way.

Thanks
curl.exe.changetoexe.txt
0
Comment
Question by:DevSupport
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
10 Comments
 
LVL 83

Assisted Solution

by:Dave Baldwin
Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
ID: 41770897
I am not willing to download an EXE file that I don't know where it came from.  cURL has supported SSL/TLS for a long time.  However, you also need some additional files for it to work.  You may also need to download a set of 'root certificates'.

But you can download versions of cURL that do Not include SSL support.  Make sure that you have a version that includes it.  https://curl.haxx.se/download.html
0
 

Author Comment

by:DevSupport
ID: 41770903
I dont know how to build an exe from the long list of files they have in the curl website.
0
 

Author Comment

by:DevSupport
ID: 41770907
Is there a powershell or batch way to download a file from https url?
0
Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

 
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

by:Jeff Darling
Jeff Darling earned 500 total points
ID: 41770916
How about a VBScript?

The proxy lines are only needed if behind a proxy.

Dim strArg
Dim objArgs

' Get argument from the command line
Set objArgs = WScript.Arguments
URL = objArgs(0)
saveTo = objArgs(1)

Set objXMLHTTP = CreateObject("MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP.6.0")
'objXMLHTTP.setProxy 2, "http=proxy.mydomain.com:8080", ""
objXMLHTTP.open "GET", URL, False
objXMLHTTP.setOption 2, 13056
'objXMLHTTP.setProxyCredentials "username","password"
objXMLHTTP.send()

If objXMLHTTP.Status = 200 Then
Set objADOStream = CreateObject("ADODB.Stream")

objADOStream.Open
objADOStream.Type = 1 'adTypeBinary

objADOStream.Write objXMLHTTP.ResponseBody
objADOStream.Position = 0    'Set the stream position to the start

Set objFSO = Createobject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
If objFSO.Fileexists(saveTo) Then objFSO.DeleteFile saveTo
Set objFSO = Nothing

objADOStream.SaveToFile saveTo
objADOStream.Close
Set objADOStream = Nothing
End if

Set objXMLHTTP = Nothing

Open in new window


This takes 2 parameters url and filename

sample:

cscript Getfile.vbs http://www.jeffld.com/ConsoleApp.zip ConsoleApp.zip

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 83

Expert Comment

by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 41770940
If you are on Windows, there are binary / pre-compiled versions you can download.  Look in the Windows section near the bottom of the page.
0
 

Author Comment

by:DevSupport
ID: 41770984
I tried Jeff's suggestion and I get this error:

c:\test\Getfile.vbs(22, 1) msxml6.dll: Not enough storage is available to comple
te this operation.

I have more than 300GB free space and I am trying to download a file which is 4 GB.

Thanks
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Jeff Darling
ID: 41771034
sorry.. won't work on files that large.
0
 
LVL 58

Assisted Solution

by:Julian Hansen
Julian Hansen earned 1000 total points
ID: 41771273
Is there any specific reason you are using cURL for this - can you not look at other tools like wGet

If you look on the cUrl download you see this
Screen Shot cURL download page
0
 
LVL 58

Accepted Solution

by:
Julian Hansen earned 1000 total points
ID: 41771285
With reference to the above both contain an EXE, however I found the first one (7MB) very annoying and chose the smaller one instead.

This works but it is compiled with OpenSSL so unless you use the -k switch (Verify Peer off) you might get an error. If you don't want to use the -k switch you can follow the instructions here (https://curl.haxx.se/docs/sslcerts.html) on how to setup your Windows system.
0

Featured Post

Get real performance insights from real users

Key features:
- Total Pages Views and Load times
- Top Pages Viewed and Load Times
- Real Time Site Page Build Performance
- Users’ Browser and Platform Performance
- Geographic User Breakdown
- And more

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A small collection of useful tips and tricks for Windows 10 users that I decided to write as a result of recent questions that were asked and answered at Experts Exchange. Two short video tutorials included. Enjoy..
In this modest contribution, I want to share with the IT community (especially system administrators, IT Support Engineers and IT Help Desks) about Windows crashes/hangs and how to deal with these particular problems.
In this fourth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFinfo utility, which retrieves the contents of a PDF's Info Dictionary, as well as some other information, including the page count. We show how to isolate the page count in a…
In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…
Suggested Courses

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question