Authorization and Github
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Gisle Vanem
2018-10-08 06:18:56 UTC
In my '%APPDATA%/_netrc' file, I have entries for
Github.com and githubusercontent.com:
machine github.com login xx password yy
machine raw.githubusercontent.com login xx password yy

Then when getting any URL from these sites, I always get a
"404 Not Found".

Adding a '--user ":"' does not help, but adding a
'--header Authorization:' (or '--netrc-file NUL'), I do get
the correct content.

Very annoying and clumsy. Since with Wget it always works since it
doesn't send this "Authorization:" header when
'machine raw.githubusercontent.com ..' is present in

Is there anything else I could do?
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