Ruby SnippetThis script retrieves the content of url and dumps it to the output . Example copy this script into file named : get_page.rb #!/usr/bin/ruby require 'net/http' host,port,url = ARGV http = Net::HTTP.new(host, port) STDERR.puts "url {#url}" response, data = http.get(url) puts data Usage ruby get_page.rb <host> <port> <url> The url is specified as a relative path ruby get_page.rb developerfeed.com 80 /website/about