How to download a file in Lua, but write to a local file as it works
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How to download a file in Lua, but write to a local file as it works

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local curl = require "luacurl"
local c = curl.new()

function GET(url)
    c:setopt(curl.OPT_URL, url)
    local t = {} -- this will collect resulting chunks
    c:setopt(curl.OPT_WRITEFUNCTION, function (param, buf)
        table.insert(t, buf) -- store a chunk of data received
        return #buf
    end)
    c:setopt(curl.OPT_PROGRESSFUNCTION, function(param, dltotal, dlnow)
        print('%', url, dltotal, dlnow) -- do your fancy reporting here
    end)
    c:setopt(curl.OPT_NOPROGRESS, false) -- use this to activate progress
    assert(c:perform())
    return table.concat(t) -- return the whole data as a string
end

local s = GET 'http://www.lua.org/'
print(s)