What is a Curl in Computer Networks ? Explain it's Implementation.
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  • Curl is an open source command line tool and library for transferring data with URL syntax, supporting FILE, FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S etc.

  • Curl supports SSL certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP uploading and more.

  • It normally displays a progress meter during operations, indicating the amount to transferred data, transfer speeds and estimated time left, etc.

  • Curl is used in command lines or scripts to transfer data.

  • It is also used in cars, television sets, routers, printers, audio equipment, mobile phones, tablets, set-top boxes, media players, etc.

Implementation of Curl

  • It is available on Unix, Linux Mac OS X and Windows platforms.

  • The curl command is a default tool on most Unix-based systems.

  • If it’s not present, then it’s likely available as a package for your system or you can install it from source.

  • To connect to a web site, specify the URL on the command line, like the following example:

    • To retrieve the antihackertoolkit.com homepage
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