How can I use wget to download a Confluence attachment without any plugins?
Results in an html file rather than the file itself. In my specific case I am trying to download a powerpoint file. If I enter the same URL in a browser, the browser will download the file correctly.
Try curl with the -O option. I had success using a command like this:
curl -O -uwilliam:password "http://confluence.mydomain.com/download/attachments/12345678/readme.txt"
Note that I stripped "?api=v2" from the download url. It wasn't necessary in my case and curl will use it in the file name.
This was with Confluence 4.3.7. I have no other version to test.
You did not explain that in the original question. You only asked how you use wget and I told you.
Now you've changed the question to something totally different, I can try again, although the answer is basically the same - hit the url for the file with wget and a username and password.
The problem you're having is probably that the url is wrong (download, not downloads) and you may need to add the api version to it by adding &api=2 to the end.
The saved file has the same filename as it the attachment (ie. filename.ppt). It won't open in powerpoint, but I can open it in notepad and it starts with "<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC". If I manually change the extension to .html and open it in a browser, the page looks like a Confluence log-in page. I guess this means the username and password that is part of the wget command line isn't being transferred over to Confluence's login request?
In a new browser, entering the URL does ask me for the username and password (didn't notice it before since I was already logged into Confluence).
Was this ever resolved??
No. the command aboved marked solved does NOT work.
I am getting exactly the same issue.
Where file downloaded (supposed to be a .doc) starts with <!DOCTYPE html>
The file size is much smaller. And if I manually change the file to be .html, it goes into a cached page of what looks like the login page. So the credentials are not getting transferred.
Works fine on other site ie:
wget -O my.pdf "https://www.tutorialspoint.com/vbscript/vbscript_tutorial.pdf"
But this doesn't work
wget -O my.pdf --user user --password mypassword "http://tsm-wiki/download/attachments/38897186/Al%27s+comments.doc?version=1&modificationDate=1351755856000"
Any help is much appreciated.
I solved it by using something that seems to be the case for other Atlassian products (ie JIRA)
You need to have the login info in the URL itself.
$client = new-object System.Net.WebClient
also remove any other stuff added after the extension of the file name in the URL
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