Send http request without a browser

How do I send a http request to a webserver using post without a web browser.

IE this will come from a script, what does the script look like?

Andy GreenAsked:
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KimputerIT ManagerCommented:
The script will be reallly realllly long if it's written from scratch (not very smart), or it can be short, because you decided NOT to reinvent the wheel (use rapid application development, like Delphi/.Net, or depend on available libraries)
Andy GreenAuthor Commented:
We have a PCL send in requests to the webserver, using POST, ie there is not a form that is sent. I'm looking at how to receive the POST data.

Don't think I'm explaining myself very well.

Andy GreenAuthor Commented:
Actually would it work of I designed a simple form with form fields, and sent that from a browser.

I could then grab the http request, and that's what I'd need to replicate.

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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
Curl is a well known commandline (and API)  for variaous protocols amongst wich is HTTPS/HTTP/SSH/SFTP/FTP/FTPS/TELNET/LDAP/LDAPS/...
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
cURL mentioned above is the tool of choice for these things.  What is PCL ?
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
I use SoapUI for all my web service request testing and it can do POSTs
Andy GreenAuthor Commented:
Thanks Guys. PLC not PCL Soz
Andy GreenAuthor Commented:
Thanks Guys.

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