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Send an SMS Text Message from the Command Line

Mar 12, 2014 - 32 Comments
Send a text message from the command line

When you think of sending out text messages you probably think of the iPhone or an Android, and the command line doesn’t cross your mind, but thanks to the ever-useful curl command, you can send out a SMS text message to any phone number right from the Terminal. Yes, curl, the same command line tool … Read More

Using cURL to Download Remote Files from the Command Line

Feb 13, 2014 - 1 Comment
Download with curl

The powerful curl command line tool can be used to download files from just about any remote server. Longtime command line users know this can be useful for a wide variety of situations, but to keep things simple, many will find that downloading a file with curl can often be a quicker alternative to using … Read More

How to List All IPSW Files from Apple Servers Using the Command Line

Nov 15, 2013 - 2 Comments
Get a list of all IPSW files available from Apple

Many advanced users prefer to use firmware files when updating their iOS devices to the latest version, and every time an iOS update comes out we post direct download links for the latest versions. Every once in a while we get questions from users who wonder how we find those file links, since they’re tucked … Read More

Change User Agent with curl to Get URL Source Code as Different OS & Browser

Jul 16, 2011 - 3 Comments

Using curl we can retrieve the HTML & CSS source code of any specified URL and even the http header info, but some sites serve completely different content or HTML to different OS and browser versions, this is done by detecting their user agent. Because of this, we can spoof the user agent of another … Read More

Get HTTP Header Info from Web Sites Using curl

Jul 7, 2011 - 7 Comments
Retrieve HTTP Headers with curl

The easiest way to get HTTP header information from any website is by using the command line tool curl. The syntax goes like this: curl -I url That is a capital ‘i’ not a lowercase L, the capital i extracts only the header information. Try it out yourself, here’s an example using Google.com: curl -I … Read More

Quickly Copy HTML & CSS Source to the Clipboard with curl

Apr 9, 2011 - 4 Comments

Using curl and pbcopy, we can quickly grab and copy HTML and CSS code from any URL via the command line. This should be a helpful tip for the web developers out there, but for anyone looking to check the source of a web page through this can be an invaluable little trick.

Download Files from the Web via the OS X Command Line

May 11, 2007 - 10 Comments
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I am frequently developing web pages and often times I find it frustrating when I can not restart my browser because I’m in the middle of a download. So when I need to download a large file and I don’t want to have to worry about whether or not Safari, Chrome, or Firefox continues to … Read More

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