cURL is a command-line tool for transferring data using various protocols, HTTP, FTP, Gopher, TELNET, etc. It comes in handy for automation, and if you know how script you can create powerful tools that will facilitate your work process.
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When Should I use cURL?
So if you’re in need of debugging HTTP responses and finding out more information about what the server is sending you? cURL is your friend.
Are you looking to transfer files using from various protocols such as HTTP, FTP, and others, with nothing more but the command line? cURL is your beloved friend.
Looking to automate your process of acquiring or sending data? cURL is your close buddy.
Looking to do a combination of all the above, such as acquiring data from various websites and using that data to derive some meaningful content from that data set? cURL and its PHP extension libcURL are your new best friends.
So if you answered yes to any of the above, then check out the articles below for more information about cURL and how you can use it to your advantage.Read more »