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

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

Post by rojeff » 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. 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.

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

Post by oldman » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:28 am

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

Post by rojeff » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:28 pm

For my purposes dwnl appears to do the trick. Thanks!

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

Post by learn_more » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:10 pm

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.

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

Post by rojeff » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:32 pm

Thanks for the tip. I didn't realize that unattended support had been added to ReactOS.

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

Post by Julcar » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:31 am

Always can be used the built-in ftp client

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

Post by rojeff » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:41 am

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.

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

Post by middings » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:32 pm

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.

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