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
Making tlsv1 the default protocol Wednesday 21:53Jose Kahan5 firstlibcurl
SFTP problems Wednesday 21:07Ray Satiro13 firstlibcurl
Minimal versions of dependencies Wednesday 19:48Dan Fandrich2 firstlibcurl
[curl:bugs] #1437 cppcheck report Wednesday 19:27serval241Bugs
[curl:bugs] #1436 ftp upload fails: "ser... Wednesday 12:40Ognyan Tonchev5 firstBugs
[curl:bugs] #1433 POST with Proxy NTLM a... Wednesday 09:32Víctor Fernández Martínez4 firstBugs
Problem with NEGOTIATE-Proxy-Authenticat... Wednesday 07:24Stefan Bühler6 firstlibcurl
Curl 7.38 gets stuck in SSL Handshake wi... Tuesday 22:36Daniel Stenberg9 firstlibcurl
[curl:bugs] #1434 disable SSLv3 per defa... Monday 15:40Cálestyo3 firstBugs
[curl:bugs] #1420 Pipelining + client-si... Monday 15:37Monty Brandenberg7 firstBugs