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, 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.

This time we also publish two HTTP cookie related security advisories in association with this release. See CVE-2014-3613 and CVE-2014-3620.

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Recent discussions on the mailing lists
Subject GMT Author Thread List
Caching Sunday 11:28William Grim1libcurl
How to cleanly close the curl socket in ... Sunday 04:58nikhil ap5 firstlibcurl
[curl:bugs] #1426 curl v7.38.0 does not ... Sunday 00:35John E5 firstBugs
Sporadic "Couldn't resolve host" error o... Saturday 21:37Daniel Stenberg2 firstlibcurl
[curl:bugs] #1424 happy eyeballs problem... Saturday 21:26Daniel Stenberg4Bugs
Virtual Host vs Path URI form Friday 20:48Daniel Stenberg2 firstlibcurl
PATCH: new patch to support http message... Friday 14:38Daniel Stenberg3 firstlibcurl
[curl:bugs] #1416 Long pre-transfer dela... Friday 11:10Daniel Stenberg5 firstBugs
[curl:bugs] Re: #1425 How can i fix CURL... Friday 09:31BhaskarJ1Bugs
[curl:bugs] #1425 How can i fix CURL req... Friday 09:00Daniel Stenberg4 firstBugs