Running 'curl' with '-o' option failed with error "curl: (23) Failed writing body (0 != 720)"

Csaba Raduly
Fri Jun 21 07:37:00 GMT 2019


On Fri, Jun 21, 2019 at 9:28 AM Ma Hao <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I was running into the problem when I tried to download spring:
> $ curl -o /home/cdmahao/

You told curl to write the download to a file named /home/cdmahao/
Unfortunately, there is already a directory named /home/cdmahao/, and
curl can't write a file to a directory.
You need to give the name of a file to -o

$ curl
-o /home/cdmahao/

curl works differently from wget. wget invents a filename based on the
URL. curl does not do that.

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by not doing the right thing. - Scott Meyers, An Effective C++11/14 Sampler
So if you're looking for a completely portable, 100% standards-conformat way
to get the wrong information: this is what you want. - Scott Meyers (C++TDaWYK)

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