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What is curl?

curl is a command line tool and library for transferring data with URL syntax, supporting DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, Gopher, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMB, SMTP, SMTPS, Telnet and TFTP. curl supports SSL certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP uploading, HTTP form based upload, proxies, HTTP/2, cookies, user+password authentication (Basic, Plain, Digest, CRAM-MD5, NTLM, Negotiate and Kerberos), file transfer resume, proxy tunneling and more.

What's curl used for?

curl is used in command lines or scripts to transfer data. It is also used in cars, television sets, routers, printers, audio equipment, mobile phones, tablets, settop boxes, media players and is the internet transfer backbone for thousands of software applications totally affecting more than one billion users.

Who makes curl?

curl is free and open software that compiles and runs under a wide variety of operating systems. curl exists thanks to thousands of contributors.

What's the latest curl?

The most recent stable version is 7.41.0, released on 25th of February 2015. Currently, 78 of the listed archives are of the latest version.

Check out the latest source code straight from github.

becoming more github friendly March 2 2015

We're trying to lower barriers and friction for newcomers. We have a new positive attitude to pull requests and issues filed directly at github. Welcome!

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curl and libcurl 7.41.0 February 25 2015

The curl team proudly presents another curl and libcurl relese: version 7.41.0. Read up on all the changes and bug fixes in the changelog.

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Subject GMT Author Thread List
Can't resolve host Friday 00:53Mathieu Fregeau1libcurl
[RELEASE] curl and libcurl 7.40.1 Thursday 23:37Jan Ehrhardt16 firstlibcurl
How to use .pfx in certificate store in ... Thursday 22:02Ralph Mitchell4 firstcurl-users
CURLOPT_HTTPAUTH question Thursday 21:45Dan Fandrich3 firstlibcurl
Missing option CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYSTATUS ... Thursday 18:58Jonathan C.1libcurl
[curl:bugs] #1488 Building libcurl 7.41.... Thursday 11:24Daniel Stenberg6 firstBugs
bye bye SSLeay Thursday 10:06Daniel Stenberg1libcurl
[curl:bugs] #1480 CMake compile patch Thursday 08:41Daniel Stenberg4 firstBugs
about https proxy queston Wednesday 21:29Daniel Stenberg16 firstlibcurl
cant resolve host on visual studio 2013 Wednesday 19:58Ray Satiro via curl-library8 firstlibcurl