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I want to know if it is possible to read files over HTTP like:



$ cat http://example.com/archive/myhouse.txt


Is it possible? And is there any extra or better ways to do it? Thanks!


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"Instead of cat, which reads a file from the file-system, use wget -O- -q, which reads a document over HTTP and writes it to standard output:



for i in $(wget -O- -q http://localhost/1/downloads.txt)


(The -O... option means "write to the specified file", where - is standard output; the -q option means "quiet", and disables lots of logging that would otherwise go to standard error.)
"



Here's the original q/a:



https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8978261/how-can-i-cat-a-remote-file-to-read-the-
parameters-in-bash



Tried it myself and found that to read one specific file I did this:



wget -O- -q http://localhost/1/downloads.txt

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