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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, SMB, 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, Plain, Digest, CRAM-MD5, NTLM, Negotiate and 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 7.41.0, released on 25th of February 2015. Currently, 76 of the listed archives are of the latest version.

Check out the latest source code straight from github.

becoming more github friendly March 2 2015

We're trying to lower barriers and friction for newcomers. We have a new positive attitude to pull requests and issues filed directly at github. Welcome!

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curl and libcurl 7.41.0 February 25 2015

The curl team proudly presents another curl and libcurl relese: version 7.41.0. Read up on all the changes and bug fixes in the changelog.

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Subject GMT Author Thread List
Redirect from POST to GET Wednesday 02:46Jon Seymour5curl-users
FTP of growing files? Wednesday 02:23Kurt Fankhauser9 firstlibcurl
How to compile curl with openssl 1.0.2 Wednesday 02:10Jerry OELoo1curl-users
retrieving negotiated ssl/tls version Tuesday 21:15bch4 firstlibcurl
Connection and Response Timeout for Curl... Tuesday 19:43Praveen Pvs1libcurl
How to retrieve webpage from curl_easy_p... Tuesday 18:57Josh Angstadt7 firstlibcurl
possible bug when using socket close cal... Tuesday 18:36Ray Satiro via curl-library2 firstlibcurl
cant resolve host on visual studio 2013 Tuesday 18:30Ray Satiro via curl-library6 firstlibcurl
SCP/SFTP Resume support Tuesday 06:45Steven Adams1libcurl
Static linking is broken! Or is it? Monday 22:22Sergei Nikulov2 firstlibcurl