First of all, to use curl you have to install it, if you're using Ubuntu or a Debian-based distribution, try the following (Applications > Accessories > Terminal):
sudo apt-get install curlYou'll have to know the root password (Ubuntu users: the same password with the one you login). Now that you have it, try:
curl --helpCool, now read the tutorial, you'll need some HTML knowledge for starters and some basic logic to get around in deciding what to use where. I'm not going to explain that, as that's a big chapter to enter :(
On to the Virustotal file uploader; Most of you won't need to upload suspicious windows executables (programs), since you're already enjoying a taste of free software by using a Linux distribution. I must say that the webmaster has pointed me to the wrong direction, using python and the email way to post the file... Well this was a bit more productive - you'll need packages grep and sed installed:
#!/bin/bashNice? I'm using Regular Expressions (regex) to alter the output and get a clickable link. Here's the script, all zipped up, chmod'ed and ready to be fired up: Download here
#Released under CC-by: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
curl --progress-bar -F archivo="@$*" -F enviar=true -F distribuir=1 http://www.virustotal.com/vt/en/recepcionf | grep -i "href" | sed -e 's/.*href="\([^"]*\)".*/Results at: \1/'
Put/unzip the file in your home directory. Usage? Piece of cake (mmm... cheese cake):
~/uploadatvirustotal file.exeCheck out the screenshot to get a sample output.