I'm trying to use Curl with Socks5 proxy which needs authentication:

curl -v -x socks5://user:password@PROXY_SERVER_IP:PROXY_PORT http://checkip.amazonaws.com

However, my login is email address and password contains an asterisk. I am trying to escape special characters and make it work, but nothing I tried so far worked. Anyone can help?


I solved it by replacing @ in the login with %40

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