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Jul 21, 2010
I am "very" new to vps and am trying to set one up.

I have gotten logged into my vps via putty.

what I need to do is download the following link below to insert a control pannel

I have tried wget command and it is not valid
I have tried curl but get the following

[root@automation-bots ~]# curl --help
Options: (H) means HTTP/HTTPS only, (F) means FTP only
-a/--append Append to target file when uploading (F)
-A/--user-agent <string> User-Agent to send to server (H)
--anyauth Pick "any" authentication method (H)
-b/--cookie <name=string/file> Cookie string or file to read cookies from (H)
--basic Use HTTP Basic Authentication (H)
-B/--use-ascii Use ASCII/text transfer
-c/--cookie-jar <file> Write cookies to this file after operation (H)
-C/--continue-at <offset> Resumed transfer offset
-d/--data <data> HTTP POST data (H)
--data-ascii <data> HTTP POST ASCII data (H)
--data-binary <data> HTTP POST binary data (H)
--negotiate Use HTTP Negotiate Authentication (H)
--digest Use HTTP Digest Authentication (H)
--disable-eprt Inhibit using EPRT or LPRT (F)
--disable-epsv Inhibit using EPSV (F)
-D/--dump-header <file> Write the headers to this file
--egd-file <file> EGD socket path for random data (SSL)
--tcp-nodelay Use the TCP_NODELAY option
-e/--referer Referer URL (H)
-E/--cert <cert[:passwd]> Client certificate file and password (SSL)
--cert-type <type> Certificate file type (DER/PEM/ENG) (SSL)
--key <key> Private key file name (SSL)
--key-type <type> Private key file type (DER/PEM/ENG) (SSL)
--pass <pass> Pass phrase for the private key (SSL)
--engine <eng> Crypto engine to use (SSL). "--engine list" for list
--cacert <file> CA certificate to verify peer against (SSL)
--capath <directory> CA directory (made using c_rehash) to verify
peer against (SSL)
--ciphers <list> SSL ciphers to use (SSL)
--compressed Request compressed response (using deflate or gzip)
--connect-timeout <seconds> Maximum time allowed for connection
--create-dirs Create necessary local directory hierarchy
--crlf Convert LF to CRLF in upload
-f/--fail Fail silently (no output at all) on HTTP errors (H)
--ftp-create-dirs Create the remote dirs if not present (F)
--ftp-method [multicwd/nocwd/singlecwd] Control CWD usage (F)
--ftp-pasv Use PASV/EPSV instead of PORT (F)
--ftp-skip-pasv-ip Skip the IP address for PASV (F)
--ftp-ssl Try SSL/TLS for the ftp transfer (F)
--ftp-ssl-reqd Require SSL/TLS for the ftp transfer (F)
-F/--form <name=content> Specify HTTP multipart POST data (H)
--form-string <name=string> Specify HTTP multipart POST data (H)
-g/--globoff Disable URL sequences and ranges using {} and []
-G/--get Send the -d data with a HTTP GET (H)
-h/--help This help text
-H/--header <line> Custom header to pass to server (H)
--ignore-content-length Ignore the HTTP Content-Length header
-i/--include Include protocol headers in the output (H/F)
-I/--head Show document info only
-j/--junk-session-cookies Ignore session cookies read from file (H)
--interface <interface> Specify network interface/address to use
--krb4 <level> Enable krb4 with specified security level (F)
-k/--insecure Allow connections to SSL sites without certs (H)
-K/--config Specify which config file to read
-l/--list-only List only names of an FTP directory (F)
--limit-rate <rate> Limit transfer speed to this rate
--local-port <num>[-num] Force use of these local port numbers
-L/--location Follow Location: hints (H)
--location-trusted Follow Location: and send authentication even
to other hostnames (H)
-m/--max-time <seconds> Maximum time allowed for the transfer
--max-redirs <num> Maximum number of redirects allowed (H)
--max-filesize <bytes> Maximum file size to download (H/F)
-M/--manual Display the full manual
-n/--netrc Must read .netrc for user name and password
--netrc-optional Use either .netrc or URL; overrides -n
--ntlm Use HTTP NTLM authentication (H)
-N/--no-buffer Disable buffering of the output stream
-o/--output <file> Write output to <file> instead of stdout
-O/--remote-name Write output to a file named as the remote file
-p/--proxytunnel Operate through a HTTP proxy tunnel (using CONNECT)
--proxy-anyauth Pick "any" proxy authentication method (H)
--proxy-basic Use Basic authentication on the proxy (H)
--proxy-digest Use Digest authentication on the proxy (H)
--proxy-ntlm Use NTLM authentication on the proxy (H)
-P/--ftp-port <address> Use PORT with address instead of PASV (F)
-q If used as the first parameter disables .curlrc
-Q/--quote <cmd> Send command(s) to server before file transfer (F)
-r/--range <range> Retrieve a byte range from a HTTP/1.1 or FTP server
--random-file <file> File for reading random data from (SSL)
-R/--remote-time Set the remote file's time on the local output
--retry <num> Retry request <num> times if transient problems occur
--retry-delay <seconds> When retrying, wait this many seconds between each
--retry-max-time <seconds> Retry only within this period
-s/--silent Silent mode. Don't output anything
-S/--show-error Show error. With -s, make curl show errors when they occur
--socks4 <host[:port]> Use SOCKS4 proxy on given host + port
--socks5 <host[:port]> Use SOCKS5 proxy on given host + port
--stderr <file> Where to redirect stderr. - means stdout
-t/--telnet-option <OPT=val> Set telnet option
--trace <file> Write a debug trace to the given file
--trace-ascii <file> Like --trace but without the hex output
--trace-time Add time stamps to trace/verbose output
-T/--upload-file <file> Transfer <file> to remote site
--url <URL> Spet URL to work with
-u/--user <user[:password]> Set server user and password
-U/--proxy-user <user[:password]> Set proxy user and password
-v/--verbose Make the operation more talkative
-V/--version Show version number and quit
-w/--write-out [format] What to output after completion
-x/--proxy <host[:port]> Use HTTP proxy on given port
-X/--request <command> Specify request command to use
-y/--speed-time Time needed to trig speed-limit abort. Defaults to 30
-Y/--speed-limit Stop transfer if below speed-limit for 'speed-time' secs
-z/--time-cond <time> Transfer based on a time condition
-0/--http1.0 Use HTTP 1.0 (H)
-1/--tlsv1 Use TLSv1 (SSL)
-2/--sslv2 Use SSLv2 (SSL)
-3/--sslv3 Use SSLv3 (SSL)
--3p-quote like -Q for the source URL for 3rd party transfer (F)
--3p-url source URL to activate 3rd party transfer (F)
--3p-user user and password for source 3rd party transfer (F)
-4/--ipv4 Resolve name to IPv4 address
-6/--ipv6 Resolve name to IPv6 address
-#/--progress-bar Display transfer progress as a progress bar
[root@automation-bots ~]#
[root@automation-bots ~]#

Which one of these do I use to download the link above and how do I do it.

Any Help Would be Appreciated.


Thread Starter
Jul 21, 2010
I also tried using yum but it tells me there is an error.

[root@automation-bots ~]# yum install virtualmin
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in ?
yummain.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True)
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/", line 229, in user_main
errcode = main(args)
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/", line 104, in main
result, resultmsgs = base.doCommands()
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/", line 339, in doCommands
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/", line 101, in _getTs
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/", line 112, in _getTsInfo
pkgSack = self.pkgSack
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/", line 591, in <lambda>
pkgSack = property(fget=lambda self: self._getSacks(),
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/", line 434, in _getSacks
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/", line 223, in populateSack
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/", line 71, in doSetup'postreposetup')
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/", line 176, in run
func(conduitcls(self, self.base, conf, **kwargs))
File "/usr/lib/yum-plugins/", line 181, in postreposetup_hook
all_urls = FastestMirror(all_urls).get_mirrorlist()
File "/usr/lib/yum-plugins/", line 333, in get_mirrorlist
File "/usr/lib/yum-plugins/", line 376, in _poll_mirrors
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/", line 416, in start
_start_new_thread(self.__bootstrap, ())
thread.error: can't start new thread

What else can I do...Thank You
Jan 5, 2011
A link to the manual

From what it says:
Get a web page and store in a local file:
curl -o thatpage.html
Get a web page and store in a local file, make the local file get the name of the remote document (if no file name part is specified in the URL, this will fail):
curl -O
Fetch two files and store them with their remote names:
curl -O -O
But what file did you want to download? The link you gave points to the download page.
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