https Help Needed

Mark Smith mark at
Wed Aug 29 19:46:07 EDT 2007

Sadly, as things stand, we can't interact with the shell on OS X (see  
bug 2538), so Brian's suggestion of using curl and monitoring the  
resulting file seems like it could work.



On 29 Aug 2007, at 20:54, Scott Rossi wrote:

> Hey Rev List:
> I'm under a very tight deadline on an https file access stack for  
> Mac/Win.
> I need to download a file from a secure server to a local drive,  
> ideally
> using 'load URL' so I can monitor progress.
> Apparently there is a bug in the SSL stuff in libURL that prevents the
> library from working reliably on OSX(?).  I was able to workaround the
> problem of *reading* a text file on the server by using the previously
> posted shell workaround for OSX:
> get shell("curl -v -k" && secureServerPath)
> This seems to work fine for reading, but now how can I download a  
> file from
> this same secure server and monitor progress?  Any option for this?
> Am hoping somebody can provide a solution soon as I'm quickly  
> running out of
> time.
> Thanks & Regards,
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, Multimedia & Design
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