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News9 uses for cURL worth knowing Pin
Terrence Dorsey14-Nov-12 11:37
staffTerrence Dorsey14-Nov-12 11:37 
Working with HTTP from the command-line is a valuable skill for HTTP architects and API designers to have. The cURL library and curl command give you the ability to design a Request, put it on the pipe, and explore the Response. The downside to the power of curl is how much breadth its options cover. Running curl --help spits out 150 different flags and options. This article demonstrates nine basic, real-world applications of curl.
I don't always hack on web requests, but when I do, I use the command line.

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