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HTTP download

This scheduled task type allows downloading files via HTTP or HTTPS protocol.

Address of the file to download (e.g.

Local file
File on the local machine where the URL is to be downloaded. If the If destination file already exists option is set to Overwrite file the file will be overwritten each time the URL is downloaded, otherwise the index will be added to the original file name (for example, home.html becomes home [1].html, then home [2].html, and so on).

Type of HTTP request. GET – retrieve the file content, POST – send post data from Post data field and retrieve the server response, HEAD – retrieve only file header.

Post data
In this field you can specify the full data to post in an HTTP POST operation (for example, “postvar1=value1&postvar2=value2&postvar3=value3”). You must make sure that the data is formatted the way you want the server to receive it. Most web servers will assume this data to be url-encoded. This POST is a normal application/xwww-form-urlencoded kind, which is the most commonly used one by HTML forms.

Use password authentication
Use HTTP authentication.

Use SSL Certificate and Private key
HTTPS SSL Certificate and Private key in pem format. Read more here: Public key and Certificate authentication.

Connect to the URL via HTTP or SOCKS5 proxy server.

User Agent
User agent name (for example, Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows XP sends this: “Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1”).

Returning codes
Error code: Error code of starting the command
Exit code: Error code of the data transfer

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