How to use curl to download 302 redirect files in linux

Sometimes, we will encounter the file address that needs to be downloaded 302 redirected to another address.

How do we download it this time?

The answer is curl.

curl  is a tool to transfer data from or to a server, using one of the supported protocols (DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, GOPHER, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMB, SMBS, SMTP, SMTPS, TELNET and TFTP). The command is designed to work without user interaction.

So how to use curl to download 302 redirected files?

We need to use the -L or –location option to enable curl to follow HTTP redirects.

  -L, --location
    (HTTP)  If the server reports that the requested page has moved to a different location (indicated with a Location: header and a 3XX response code), this option will make curl redo the request on the new place. If used together with -i, --include or -I, --head, headers from all requested pages will be shown. When authentication is used, curl only  sends  its  credentials  to  the  initial  host. If a redirect takes curl to a different host, it won't be able to intercept the user+password. See also --location-trusted on how to change this. You can limit the amount of redirects to follow by using the --max-redirs option.
 
    When curl follows a redirect and the request is not a plain GET (for example POST or PUT), it will do the following request with a GET if the HTTP response was 301, 302, or 303. If the response code was any other 3xx code, curl will re-send the following request using the same unmodified method. 

Examples

curl -L -o ubuntu.iso https://mirrors.nju.edu.cn/ubuntu-releases/21.04/ubuntu-21.04-desktop-amd64.iso

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