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Re: Bug#382531: ITP: furl -- a small utility for displaying the HTTP headers returned by Web servers

Gustavo Noronha Silva wrote:
> Em Mon, 14 Aug 2006 11:31:29 +0100
> martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> escreveu:
>> ... twice the size, but it can do a whole lot more. And it has the
>> added benefit that it can actually fire off GET/HEAD/POST/whatever
>> requests.
>> This is libwww-perl. I don't object to furl, but so far I am not
>> convinced.
> I don't really have an opinion on whether furl should be included, but
> just playing devil's advocate: the perl lib's is twice the size, but
> you'd need the perl interpreter which uses lots of megs. The furl
> utility is written in C, and thus should not need anything other than
> libc6, so could be a nice thing to have on very small installs, along
> with a small libc and busybox.

FWIW, there's `wget --server-response` which also depends only on libc6
and libssl (btw, it seems like furl can't handle HTTPS)...


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