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Create droplet from snapshot API not working

I am trying to create a droplet via a curl call from window 10. I have installed curl and it works by itself.

The command I am trying to use is

curl -X POST -H ‘Content-Type: application/json’ \ -H ‘Authorization: Bearer $TOKEN’ -d \ ‘{“name”:“blah”,“region”:“nyc3”,“size”:“s-1vcpu-1gb”,“image”: “codenodejs-April-30”}’ \ “https://api.digitalocean.com/v2/droplets

I want to create the droplet from a snapshot. End goal is to create something for quick deployment of images.

I took the command found in the API docs and only changed the token and the image name. I want to add monitoring too but can’t even get a droplet without monitoring to work right.

Here is the error message I get

curl: (6) Could not resolve host: application curl: (6) Could not resolve host:
curl: (6) Could not resolve host: Bearer curl: (6) Could not resolve host: TOKEN’ curl: (3) [globbing] unmatched brace in column 2 curl: (3) [globbing] unmatched close brace/bracket in column 20 curl: (6) Could not resolve host:
{“id”: “unauthorized”, “message”: “Unable to authenticate you.” }

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It appears that Curl is not parsing your -H options properly and for some reason is seeing them as the target URL.

You seem to have a few \ within the command. Are these escaping line-breaks on Windows?