I've been envying my *nix brethren for having
Wget for a long time. To get the
contents of a web page or download a file using http I had to use
workarounds that took more than one command - either creating a new
System.Net.WebRequest or using a BITS module.
Well - Since I started using PowerShell v3 I can be lazy once more, thanks to Invoke-WebRequest.
For example, say you want to fetch the contents of my blog's frontpage:
Or maybe you'd like just the title?
Or if I want to download google's logo to a file:
Invoke-WebRequest 'https://www.google.com/images/srpr/logo4w.png' -OutFile ~\Desktop\omgLogo.png
Proxying through Fiddler was never easier:
Invoke-WebRequest 'http://Some.Site.com' -Proxy 'http://localhost:8888'
And lastly, if you want to hit your SharePoint site's homepage, but you need to use kerberos authentication:
Invoke-WebRequest 'http://SharepointServer/BestSite' -UseDefaultCredentials