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Documentation - Stuff to Read

Using the Curl Tool

  • The huge man page describes all command-line options and all tiny quirks about how to use curl.
  • FAQ is short for Frequently Asked Questions and these ones surely are...
  • A plain list with all curl's features can be found here, they're just listed on top of each other.
  • Scripting HTTP Requests Using Curl gives you a good initial grip on how you use curl to emulate a browser.
  • Install clearly describes how to go ahead when you want to compile and install curl from source on your system.
  • The manual contains a lot of examples and explanations about the concepts behind the command line options etc. A kind of tutorial.
  • Versions describes how the version numbers of curl and libcurl releases are constructed.
  • The comparison table shows you how curl's features compare against similar available tools.
  • At times curl is not the tool for you, find the one on the related tools page.
  • companies that use curl, programs using curl and programs using libcurl

Using libcurl

All libcurl related stuff is in its own section of the site.

Hacking on curl/libcurl

For details, info and more about hacking on and development of curl and libcurl, jump over to the development section of this web site.