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Command Line Tool and Library for Transferring Data With URLs
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What is cURL?

Used in command lines or scripts to transfer data. It is also used in cars, television sets, routers, printers, audio equipment, mobile phones, tablets, and is the internet transfer backbone for thousands of software applications affecting billions of humans daily.
cURL is a tool in the File Transfer category of a tech stack.
cURL is an open source tool with 34.7K GitHub stars and 6.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to cURL's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses cURL?

43 companies reportedly use cURL in their tech stacks, including Typeform,, and Datree.

265 developers on StackShare have stated that they use cURL.

cURL Integrations

Homebrew, Appsmith, HTTPie, SDKMAN, and WeTransfer are some of the popular tools that integrate with cURL. Here's a list of all 15 tools that integrate with cURL.
Pros of cURL
Quickly view HTTP headers
Decisions about cURL

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose cURL in their tech stack.

Software engineer at Typeform · | 13 upvotes · 1.8M views
Shared insights
  • Go because it's easy and simple, facilitates collaboration , and also it's fast, scalable, powerful.
  • Visual Studio Code because it has one of the most sophisticated Go language support plugins.
  • Vim because it's Vim
  • Git because it's Git
  • Docker and Docker Compose because it's quick and easy to have reproducible builds/tests with them
  • Arch Linux because Docker for Mac/Win is a disaster for the human nervous system, and Arch is the coolest Linux distro so far
  • Stack Overflow because of Copy-Paste Driven Development
  • JavaScript and Python when a something needs to be coded for yesterday
  • PhpStorm because it saves me like 300 "Ctrl+F" key strokes a minute
  • cURL because terminal all the way
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cURL Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to cURL?
It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
It is a Modern command line HTTP client – user-friendly curl alternative with intuitive UI, JSON support, syntax highlighting, wget-like downloads, extensions, etc
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
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cURL's Followers
245 developers follow cURL to keep up with related blogs and decisions.