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 7.39.0, released on 5th of November 2014. Currently, 97 of the listed archives are of the latest version.

"just another week" November 17 2014

Daniel posts weekly videos with comments and updates on his work. Mostly focused on curl but occasional related projects of his are mentioned.

Thanks page remake November 6 2014

The THANKS page,crediting all the people that have helped out in the project, has just gotten a little overhaul and now features a completely new look. We also made some extra efforts and removed some duplicate names from it, which explains why the amount of names went down somewhat.

Of course, if you think you are wrongly missing from the list of names, please tell us. We truly believe in giving proper credit!

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Recent discussions on the mailing lists
Subject GMT Author Thread List
[PATCH] pipelining: Add CURLMOPT_PIPELIN... Sunday 14:27Carlo Wood2 firstlibcurl
curl_easy_pause() problems Sunday 10:58Tomas Chabada2 firstlibcurl
OS X download Saturday 21:11HiLow3 firstlibcurl
error:14077410:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SE... Saturday 19:06Nick Zitzmann2 firstcurl-users
http2 with lying server Friday 23:06Daniel Stenberg3 firstlibcurl
[curl:bugs] #1454 curl: (56) Failure whe... Friday 10:07Max3601Bugs
Getting empty key on CURLOPT_SSH_KEYFUNC... Friday 09:37Rubén Durán Balda2 firstlibcurl
Sending an unbuffered PUT without chunke... Friday 00:16Charles Pritchard5 firstcurl-users
curl_easy_setopt expects a curl_write_ca... Thursday 22:28Jeroen Ooms1libcurl
curl post Thursday 21:02Dan Fandrich2 firstcurl-users