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Re: HTTP- post question...

From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel-curl_at_haxx.se>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 08:28:42 +0100 (CET)

On Sat, 8 Nov 2003, Cyntech Solutions wrote:

> Trying to simulate filling out this form
> http://memorymakersmagazine.com/projects/submit_project.asp, the following I
> know to be true:
>
> 1 of the form fields is a file curl needs to follow redirects curl needs to
> specify the referer as
> http://memorymakersmagazine.com/projects/submit_project.asp The file 1.jpg
> exists in the current directory

I can recommend using the 'formfind' script to extract the necessary details.

> (The post data below is just sample data(ie. user=foobar, etc. ) to make for
> a shorter email to this list.)
>
> Reading the manual I assume it should look something like:
>
> curl -L -e http://memorymakersmagazine.com/projects/submit_project. -F
> "userfile=@1.jpg" -F "user=foobar&pass=12345&id=blablabla&ding=submit"
> http://memorymakersmagazine.com/projects/submit_project.asp

When you use -F, you should provide one "part" with each -F. So if you want to
send away parts named "user", "pass" and "id", you'd do it:

 -F user=foobar -F pass=12345 -F id=blalblabla

The &-separated blob shown above is when you do "normal" posts, as made with
curl -d.

> Am I doing it right? Assuming that I send all of the correct post data,
> shouldn't this work?

Possibly, unless the server does some more tricks. Like using cookies.

> The form keeps redisplaying instead of giving me the success screen.

If you correct the -F usage, you might reach further.

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