Making Web Requests with cURL

Learn how to make web requests with cURL.

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Using cURL

cURL is a powerful command-line tool for interacting with web servers. By using curl, we can make requests, view the responses, download files, grab information about remote servers, or interact with remote APIs. cURL does exactly what our web browser does, except that it doesn’t render the HTML. So, let’s explore how it works.

Let’s use curl to request a URL. We execute this command in our terminal to request Google’s home page:


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