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Re: Submitting form data breaks on various occasions

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 10:08:37 +0100 (CET)

On Mon, 24 Mar 2008, MK wrote:

> Because of this, I tried to store this markup in a file instead, and pass
> this file as the argument to -F:
> $ curl (url) -F mydata=<./thefile.txt

This probably gets weird since the < letter is treated special by the shell.
Try putting that whole argument within quotes.

> Now I don't get this error anymore, but the temporary file cURL creates
> for uploading (why does it create temporary files from my input file
> anyway instead of reading directly from it?)

curl doesn't create a temporary file and it never did.

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