Phil Phil - 3 years ago 141
C++ Question

Can you send a SMS/text message directly in cURL?

I have my C++ program open up the command line for cURL, and I would like cURL to directly send a text message. If it's possible, I'm wondering if anyone can share an example of that.

Answer Source

Twilio developer evangelist here.

You absolutely can send a text message with Twilio using curl. Here's an example of the call you'd make:

curl -X POST "https://api.twilio.com/2010-04-01/Accounts/YOUR_ACCOUNT_SID/Messages.json" \
  --data-urlencode "To=RECEIVING_NUMBER"  \
  --data-urlencode "From=YOUR_TWILIO_NUMBER"  \
  --data-urlencode "Body=This is a message sent from curl"  \
  -u YOUR_ACCOUNT_SID:YOUR_AUTH_TOKEN

The bits you'd need to fill in are listed in caps.

Let me know if this helps at all.

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