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curl is an open source 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.


There is a default version of curl available on the system but it is rather old

curl-config --version

gives the result

libcurl 7.19.7

Version 7.19.7 was released in November 2009!

A newer version of the library is available via the module system. To make it available

module load libs/gcc/4.4.7/curl/7.47.1

The curl-config command will now report the newer version

curl-config --version

Should result in

libcurl 7.47.1


Standard man pages are available

man curl

Installation notes

This section is primarily for administrators of the system.

Curl 7.47.1 was compiled with gcc 4.47