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
SFTP problems Friday 12:45Daniel Karunairatnam17 firstlibcurl
SSLv3 fallback attack POODLE Friday 11:45Daniel Stenberg16 firstlibcurl
[curl:bugs] #1433 POST with Proxy NTLM a... Friday 09:45Víctor Fernández Martínez7 firstBugs
[curl:bugs] #1431 removing names from DN... Friday 09:42Daniel Stenberg11 firstBugs
Report used SSL library via curl-config Friday 07:43Daniel Stenberg2 firstcurl-users
[curl:bugs] #1438 Curl into an infinite ... Friday 06:26Daniel Stenberg6 firstBugs
Minimal versions of dependencies Thursday 19:09Guenter5 firstlibcurl
[curl:bugs] #1432 HTTP/2 --next flag ext... Thursday 18:23Daniel Stenberg5 firstBugs
[curl:bugs] #1437 cppcheck report Thursday 18:22Daniel Stenberg4 firstBugs
Problem with NEGOTIATE-Proxy-Authenticat... Thursday 13:47Daniel Stenberg11 firstlibcurl