how to communicate with the web server

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    how to communicate with the web server

    i want from client side to access the file from the root directory of webserver.
    i should be able to receive the file as a whole after receiving all the data packets.
    i am not getting how i should request to the server and how will the server reply.
    kindly, guide me the steps, commands, protocols I should follow.

    thanking you,
    regards,
    nadeem athani

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    Are you able to access this file using either your web browser or ftp?

    http://127.0.0.1/file.txt
    ftp://127.0.0.1/file.txt

    If not (for permissions etc), then writing some C code won't magically fix that for you.

    To save doing a lot of the detailed socket work yourself, consider using libcurl - the multiprotocol file transfer library
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