curl groks URLs

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, 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, Digest, NTLM, Negotiate, 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 7.38.0, released on 10th of September 2014. Currently, 101 of the listed archives are of the latest version.

curl is no POODLE October 17 2014

curl is not affected by the POODLE attack. Described further in Daniel's blog post: curl is no POODLE

Random curl info October 10 2014

Recent posts (off-site) by Daniel about curl and libcurl stuff:

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Recent discussions on the mailing lists
Subject GMT Author Thread List
Avoiding creation of multiple connection... Friday 20:18Carlo Wood5 firstlibcurl
ECDSA certificate with curl Friday 17:14Ram Koppu -X (ramkoppu - ALTO at Cisco)1curl-users
Help comp help develop curl Friday 15:31Daniel Stenberg2 firstlibcurl
[curl:bugs] #1433 POST with Proxy NTLM a... Friday 13:17Víctor Fernández Martínez8 firstBugs
[PATCH 2/4] cmake: fix gethostby{addr,na... Friday 11:33Peter Wu1libcurl
[PATCH 3/4] cmake: clean OtherTests, fix... Friday 11:33Peter Wu1libcurl
[PATCH 4/4] cmake: fix struct sockaddr_s... Friday 11:33Peter Wu1libcurl
[PATCH 0/4] cmake cleanups and -Werror f... Friday 11:33Peter Wu1libcurl
[PATCH 1/4] cmake: drop _BSD_SOURCE macr... Friday 11:33Peter Wu1libcurl
Customizing 401 handling for http-digest... Friday 09:14Guru Prasad3 firstlibcurl