PIA Download via Curl

Euwanh
New Contributor III

So I use to have a script that downloaded PIA VPN but now when I run a curl command on terminal using ' curl https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/installer/x/download_installer_osx '
it just shows the website in plain text rather than an app can anyone offer any insights what is the best way to go about this?

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Mauricio
Contributor II

Hello Euwan

The file address is https://installers.privateinternetaccess.com/download/pia-macos-1.1.1-02545.zip

You could try

curl --silent "https://installers.privateinternetaccess.com/download/pia-macos-1.1.1-02545.zip" -o /tmp/pia-macos.zip

Is this part of any automated process?

Euwanh
New Contributor III

Yea it is automated got it sorted now. Used this script

!/bin/bash

Make Temp Directory

mkdir -p /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/Shared/temp

Go to temp

cd /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/Shared/temp

download PIA text file with updated .zip name

curl -LO https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/installer/x/download_installer_osx

isolate the zip URL and ZIP file name

PIAURL=$(cat download_installer_osx | grep .zip | grep -Eo "(http|https)://[a-zA-Z0-9./?=-]")

PIAZIP=$(ls | grep *.zip)

Download zip file

curl -LO $PIAURL

Unzip files

unzip $PIAZIP

sleep 30

Run PIA Installer

open /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/Shared/temp/Private Internet Access Installer.app

sleep 100

Remove Temp Directory

rm -rf /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/Shared/temp

exit

tomatoes27
New Contributor II

@Euwanh Thanks for the script. I have something similar I want to achieve but I want the site i'm going to to m.meraki.com requires that I input a value. I've used the POST command to add value but may be doing it wrong. Any suggestions?

Euwanh
New Contributor III

@tomatoes27 sorry for the very long delay did you need further assistance with this? I know how daunting it can be when you first start using jamf and then have to write scripts