[erlang-questions] is there a generic file fetcher anywhere?

Erik Sette erik.sette@REDACTED
Tue Nov 18 13:24:58 CET 2014

I would also enjoy a general solution myself.  I actually modified my local
copy of rebar to get files (artifacts) from artifactory via http.  I now
can specify in my rebar.config something like: {http, Url, [{auth, {basic,
{User, Password}}}, tgz]}, [raw]} and it will either look for the exact Url
or get the "latest" version it finds.


On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 6:37 AM, Miles Fidelman <mfidelman@REDACTED>

> Joe Armstrong wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Has anybody written a "generic file fetcher" - I'd like to fetch files
>> or collections of files from various remote locations (Git, SVG, HTTP,
>> FTP etc)
>> handling proxies etc. on the way
> Sounds like you're looking for an erlang version of curl (which does, I
> believe, talk git's API).
> Maybe run curl through a port?
> Miles Fidelman
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