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ANY Way to Script an HTTPS Request from a Default ReactOS Install?

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:39 am
by rojeff
From a default installation of ReactOS is it possible to make HTTPS requests from within a script? Normally on Linux I'd just use wget, but obviously that's not part of the default ReactOS install. I'm trying to automate some testing, ideally against a completely fresh installation, and I need to make HTTPS requests to grab files and bootstrap everything else.

Re: ANY Way to Script an HTTPS Request from a Default ReactOS Install?

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:28 am
by oldman
rojeff wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:39 am
From a default installation of ReactOS is it possible to make HTTPS requests from within a script? Normally on Linux I'd just use wget, but obviously that's not part of the default ReactOS install.
But you could try and install wget. ReactOS comes with a downloader called dwnl.

Re: ANY Way to Script an HTTPS Request from a Default ReactOS Install?

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:28 pm
by rojeff
For my purposes dwnl appears to do the trick. Thanks!

Re: ANY Way to Script an HTTPS Request from a Default ReactOS Install?

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:10 pm
by learn_more
If you want to run commands / automate an installation, take a look at unattend.inf (boot\bootdata\bootcd\unattend.inf)
Also there is the option of putting payload on the cdrom in the folder 'modules\bootcd_extras' that will just stay on the CDRom, or putting stuff in modules\3rdparty that will be copied to the harddisk.

All this is only relevant if you build your own iso's.

Re: ANY Way to Script an HTTPS Request from a Default ReactOS Install?

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:32 pm
by rojeff
Thanks for the tip. I didn't realize that unattended support had been added to ReactOS.

Re: ANY Way to Script an HTTPS Request from a Default ReactOS Install?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:31 am
by Julcar
Always can be used the built-in ftp client

Re: ANY Way to Script an HTTPS Request from a Default ReactOS Install?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:41 am
by rojeff
Always can be used the built-in ftp client
Not anymore. It's virtually impossible to find a public facing FTP server because the protocol is in clear text and the world is moving away from unencrypted protocols.

Re: ANY Way to Script an HTTPS Request from a Default ReactOS Install?

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:32 pm
by middings
rojeff wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:39 am
Normally... I'd just use wget, but obviously that's not part of the default ReactOS install.
When mentioning programs "not part of the default ReactOS install" one should reveal how others can obtain the program. A web link is preferred. Here is an example link to wget.exe.

"Let us stand on each other's shoulders, not on each other's toes."--heard at Homebrew Computer Club circa 1980