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Send/POST file contents with newlines to a web server

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Using command line bash on Linux, trying to find a solution which allows sending a file and it's contents, intact with newlines, etc, to another host.  Am finding countless examples and suggestions but not one that works for me at least, so far.

I won't bother posting all of the variations I've tried but here is the last I've tried.

curl -s --cacert /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt -u "1234:4321" --data "@/tmp/testfile" https://domain.com/
> POST / HTTP/1.1
> Authorization: Basic MDgfYhfsDBfgfvfgOSgTssU0wam12V245b1daeGFrYVRBbmpSeW1EN2tNcVlXVXZrbUU=
> User-Agent: curl/7.38.0
> Host: domain.com
> Accept: */*
> Content-Length: 5603
> Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
> Expect: 100-continue
>
< HTTP/1.1 100 Continue
< HTTP/1.1 204 No Content
< Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:53:50 GMT
< Server: Apache
< Cache-Control: no-cache
< Content-Length: 0
< Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8

I've also read that you need to use -o for output which I've tried, etc etc. There must be way of doing this.

The resulting file on the remote host should contain the user name being used to send it.
So, in this case, 1234-testfile
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An HTTPS POST must be received on the remote computer by a program that can do something with it.  Sending it to the generic domain https://domain.com/ will never work unless there is an index file that knows what to do with the file.
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What kind of code would be needed at the receiving end then? Let's just say a simply index.php/html file for example.
I would send it to a sub-directory which contains only that file.
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An HTML file can't receive a POST, it can only display a page.  The basics for PHP can be found here: http://php.net/manual/en/features.file-upload.php
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by:Mark Lewis
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I meant an html/php file in terms of code, what is needed in order to receive the remote file.
I'm no programmer so cannot learn this from scratch but could start with a good example.
The link explains how this works but I could use an actual example of it which I could expand on.
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I suggest that you hire a programmer.  The code on that page is a good example.
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It's something I want to do myself and usually can with a good example.
I'll post another related question asking for example code.

I'll award this as a solution to help anyone else who finds it.
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