ccat: curl cat

I was working on a script which accepted both local file paths and remote URLs, and if it was remote, it would HTTP GET the file contents.

I soon again found the need to use this functionality - to accept a list of files, some local, some remote - and read the contents from all of them alike.

It was at this time that I threw together ccat (curl cat) - a small Golang script which acts like cat, but will also HTTP GET the contents of remote files (hence the "curl" moniker!).

Options:

ccat [options] [file/url ...]
  -H value
    	Headers to send when requesting remote resources
  -b string
    	Body to send when requesting remote resources
  -c value
    	Cookies to send when requesting remote resources
  -m string
    	Method when requesting remote resources (default "GET")
  -u string
    	Basic auth to send when requesting remote resources


A Note on the Name

At this point, "curl-cat" is probably a bit of a stretch. This script does not have all the power that curl does - currently, it can simply GET a remote resource and that's it.

The name was admittedly chosen because it rolled off the toung well, gave a broad idea of the usage, and was "cute". Sorry. I aim to add more features to the script to make it more "curl-like". Pull requests are always welcome.

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last updated 2019-06-05T22:58:33+0000