I was trying to download a software release from GitHub using Curl and hitting an issue, the file wasn’t large enough for a start, it was unusable and clearly not the file I expected.
curl -O https://github.com/kastenhq/external-tools/releases/download/3.0.12/k10tools_3.0.12_linux_amd64 % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 100 635 100 635 0 0 2387 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 2387
I tested this in a browser and found the link redirects elsewhere, hence the issue.
Just needed to specify a few extra arguments.
curl -LJO https://github.com/kastenhq/external-tools/releases/download/3.0.12/k10tools_3.0.12_linux_amd64 # Explanation of the arguments -L, --location Follow redirects -J, --remote-header-name Use the header-provided filename -O, --remote-name Write output to a file named as the remote file
If you wish to use wget instead.
wget --content-disposition https://github.com/kastenhq/external-tools/releases/download/3.0.12/k10tools_3.0.12_linux_amd64 # Explanation of the argument --content-disposition honor the Content-Disposition header when choosing local file names (EXPERIMENTAL)