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?
What's the latest curl?
The most recent stable version is 7.38.0, released on 10th of September 2014. Currently, 82 of the listed archives are of the latest version.
Daniel Youtubes about curl September 15 2014
Daniel (curl project leader) is doing a video series about what he's working on at the moment. They are 5-7 minutes each, are posted weekly and include lots of details of what's been happening in the curl project.
curl and libcurl 7.38.0 September 10 2014
The curl team proudly presents a new and shiny curl and libcurl relese: version 7.38.0. Read up on all the changes and bug fixes on the changes page.