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
PATCH: new patch to support http message... Tuesday 15:31KALLEL Mohamed6 firstlibcurl
Failures while building on cygwin Tuesday 13:33Jeff Pohlmeyer7 firstlibcurl
[curl:bugs] Re: #1426 curl v7.38.0 does ... Tuesday 13:10Daniel Stenberg1Bugs
[curl:bugs] #1426 curl v7.38.0 does not ... Tuesday 13:03zygo16 firstBugs
curl-library Digest, Vol 109, Issue 31 Tuesday 12:57Daniel Stenberg2libcurl
Sporadic "Couldn't resolve host" error o... Tuesday 06:43Ray Satiro3 firstlibcurl
Problem with sftp directory listing: Cou... Monday 20:31Emanuel Norrbin1curl-users
Caching Monday 18:11William Grim3 firstlibcurl
aborted Monday 15:47Gargiulo Antonio (EURIS)5 firstcurl-users
Broken name resolution in XBMC with thre... Monday 12:51Daniel Stenberg2 firstlibcurl