What is cURL?
Who uses cURL?
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by members of with cURL in their tech stack.
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose cURL in their tech stack.
To view the HTTP headers of any URL all you need to do is run the following with cURL:
$ curl -I https://example.com
The response should look something like this:
HTTP/2 200 accept-ranges: bytes cache-control: max-age=604800 ... x-cache: HIT content-length: 1270
If your URL has query strings then you will need to add double quotes:
curl -I "https://example.com?query=string&foo=bar"
I use cURL because it's one of the most portable ways to download resources via HTTP(s)