In the old days,
curl was installed by default by a new installation and
wget needed to be added.
Now it’s the other way around. I got fed up with this and figured out how to modify my old scripts to use
open(CURLY, "/usr/bin/curl -kfs https://copier.lan/status/statgeneral.htm|") or die "Can't curl: $!";
curl writes to
stdout by default.
k for insecure https connection,
f for fail silently,
s for silent.
open(CURLY, "/usr/bin/wget --no-check-certificate -qO - https://copier.lan/status... or die "Can't curl: $!";
wget writes to a file by default.
--no-check-certificate for insecure https connection,
q for quiet,
O - to write the data to