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Disable output when using cURL

cURL makes a web request and shows you the response body.

You can redirect the response body to /dev/null just like for many other programs. But if you do that, cURL will display some short information about the request you are making:

$ curl > /dev/null % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 100 30865 100 30865 0 0 4793 0 0:00:06 0:00:06 --:--:-- 10199

If you want no output at all (for example for cronjobs), add the --silent switch:

curl --silent > /dev/null

By refactoring problematic code and creating automated tests, makandra can vastly improve the maintainability of your Rails application.

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Arne Hartherz
Last edit:
about 5 years ago
by Arne Hartherz
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