What is Linux curl Command?
In this tutorial we learn how to use curl command.
From the man page:
curl is a tool for transfering data from or to a server. It supports these protocols: DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, GOPHER, GOPHERS, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, MQTT, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTMPS, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMB, SMBS, SMTP, SMTPS, TELNET or TFTP. The command is designed to work without user interaction.
curl offers a busload of useful tricks like proxy support, user authentication, FTP upload, HTTP post, SSL connections, cookies, file transfer resume and more.
curl <options> <url>
curl Command Manual / Help
We can use
info command to see the manual page of curl command.
curl command also have
--help option to show list of options.
To open man page for curl command we can use command below. To exit man or info page you can press
To open info page for curl command we can use command below.
To open help page from curl command we can run command below.
You can find more information about curl from the following links:
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In this tutorial we learn how to use curl with practical examples.
Visit our Linux Commands guide to learn more about using command line interface in Linux.