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cURL

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 21K GitHub stars and 4.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to cURL's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses cURL?

Companies
28 companies reportedly use cURL in their tech stacks, including arivu.one, immmr, and funin.

Developers
138 developers on StackShare have stated that they use cURL.

cURL Integrations

Homebrew, HTTPie, Appsmith, SDKMAN, and WeTransfer are some of the popular tools that integrate with cURL. Here's a list of all 11 tools that integrate with cURL.
Pros of cURL
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cURL Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to cURL?
Postman
It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
HTTPie
It is a Modern command line HTTP client – user-friendly curl alternative with intuitive UI, JSON support, syntax highlighting, wget-like downloads, extensions, etc
FileZilla
It is a powerful and free software for transferring files over the Internet. It is a very popular FTP client and is used by webmasters from all over the world.
Flurl
It is a modern, fluent, asynchronous, testable, portable, buzzword-laden URL builder and HTTP client library for .NET.
WinSCP
It is a popular SFTP client and FTP client for Microsoft Windows. Copy file between a local computer and remote servers using FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP, WebDAV or S3 file transfer protocols.
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cURL's Followers
147 developers follow cURL to keep up with related blogs and decisions.