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squidclient(1)						      General Commands Manual						    squidclient(1)

squidclient - A simple HTTP web client tool
squidclient [ -aknNrsv ] [ -A string ] [ -g count ] [ -h remote host ] [ -H ' string ' ] [ -i IMS ] [ -I ping interval ] [ -j ' Host header ' ] [ -l local host ] [ -m method ] [ -p port ] [ -P file ] [ -t count ] [ -T timeout ] [ -u user ] [ -U user ] [ -V version ] [ -w pass- word ] [ -W password ] url
squidclient is a tool providing a command line interface for retrieving URLs. Designed for testing any HTTP 0.9, 1.0, or 1.1 web server or proxy. This tool can be combined with scripts to perform any basic HTTP operation. Some additional features for access to the squid proxy object cache and management information are provided.
-a Do NOT include Accept: header. -A 'string' Send string as User-Agent: header. To omit the header completely set string to empty (''). -g count Ping mode, perform count iterations (0 to loop until interrupted). -h host Retrieve URL from cache on hostname. Default is localhost -H 'string' Extra headers to send. Use '0 for new lines. -i time If-Modified-Since time (in Epoch seconds). -I interval Ping interval in seconds (default 1 second). -j hosthdr Host header content -k Keep the connection active. Default is to do only one request then close. -l host Specify a local IP address to bind to. Default is none. -m method Request method, default is GET. Squid also supports a non-standard method called PURGE. You can use that to purge a specific URL from the cache. You need to have purge access setup in squid.conf similar to manager access. Here is an example: acl purge method PURGE http_access deny purge !localhost -n Proxy Negotiate(Kerberos) authentication. Use kinit username@DOMAIN first to get initial TGS. -N WWW Negotiate(Kerberos) authentication. Use kinit username@DOMAIN first to get initial TGS. -p port Port number of cache. Default is 3128. -P file Request body. Using the named file as data. -r Force cache to reload URL. -s Silent. Do not print data to stdout. -t count Trace count HTTP relay or proxy hops -T timeout Timeout value (seconds) for read/write operations. -u user Proxy authentication username -U user WWW authentication username -v Verbose. Print outgoing message to stderr. -V version HTTP Version. Use '-' for HTTP/0.9 omitted case -w password Proxy authentication password -W password WWW authentication password
Derived from Harvest. Further developed by by numerous individuals from the internet community. Development is led by Duane Wessels of the National Laboratory for Applied Network Research and funded by the National Science Foundation.
Distributed under the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL) version 2 or later (GPLv2+).
Questions on the usage of this program can be sent to the Squid Users mailing list <>
See for details of what you need to include with your bug report. Report bugs or bug fixes using Report serious security bugs to Squid Bugs <> Report ideas for new improvements to the Squid Developers mailing list <>
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