Discover URL Accessed by an Application

Discussion in 'macOS' started by purplelizzard, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. purplelizzard macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2007

    Is it possible to determine what URL an application is accessing to, say, download an update or get information? I know how to get the ip address that it is accessing through the command line, but I would like the full url.

  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Something like Little Snitch will let you capture the URL being accessed. Not sure what the command-line thing is about: apps access URLs via the command line normally, then normally use internal APIs to do it.
  3. purplelizzard thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2007
    Thanks for the replay... I have Little Snitch, but as far as I can tell, it only lists the domain/ip address that is being accessed, it doesn't show the full URL. I meant that using tcpdump on the command line, I could tell what domain an application was accessing, not that the application was using the command line.

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