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, 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:
internal timers and timeouts of libcurl - It is time to take a deep dive into the libcurl internals and see how it handles timeouts and timers.
Coverity scan defect density: 0.00 - I cleared off all the pending issues and we're now at zero defects left reported.
A day in the curl project - An overview and look to what I spend all the time on in the curl project.
Video: daniel.haxx.se episode 5 - my continued series of weekly updates of my doings in the open source world.