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I think this article should be called CURL utility (or something like that). It would be consistant with Curl Programming Language. It seems a mistake to have two articles different, only by case (this and Curl. Does anybody agree? Without agreement, I won't touch it. --rob 21:33, 29 July 2005 (UTC)

cURL is the name of the program and should be the name of the article. --Pmsyyz 07:07, 1 August 2005 (UTC)
Well, the article name is not cURL (no article can start with lower-case), it's CURL, which is close, but not the same as Curl, which is completely unrelated. I find that confusing, but I guess nobody else does. So, I guess we'll keep the approach of disambiguating the term at the top of each article, which will work as long as there are no more curls in the world. --rob 11:13, 1 August 2005 (UTC)
I'm contemplating starting an article on CURL, once the Consortium of University Research Libraries but now apparently Consortium of Research Libraries in the British Isles ([1]). I'll probably call it something like CURL (organisation). At the very least, this is going to need an italic link at the top of the CURL and Curl pages, but I think I may do a disambiguation page. Any comments (here or on my Talk page)?
--GuillaumeTell 23:05, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Too Technical[edit]

A stopgap method to make the article somewhat more accessible to non-technical readers (without vastly re-writing everything) is to hyperlink each jargon term in the article to an article which is more accessible. For example, a non-technical reader does not know what bindings means in the context of this article, so I hyperlinked it. Teratornis 21:35, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

I hyperlinked every jargon term in the article that I could find a suitable Wikipedia article for. I think this makes the article accessible to more people; heck, it makes the article more accessible to me. In general, when someone does not understand a passage of text, that means he or she does not know what some of the words mean. There are some pretty good articles describing most of the jargon terms in this article, and that should help someone new to the material get a foot in the door. I also added an Examples section with one simple command example (following the Wikipedia:Manual of Style (command-line examples)); would other cURL users please add more. Teratornis 18:27, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Sure, but if you are reading such page, you should know (as a basic) what are those protocols, operating systems, and other technical words. They are basic in the computer science world.

Sir, you fail at life and as a person for your arrogance. A reader could arrive at this page from ANYWHERE. They may have no idea what any of the "basic technical words" mean. [ælfəks] 07:57, 9 November 2006 (UTC)
This page has been tagged as being too technical for most readers to understand since March of 2009, but it does not seem too technical to me, especially if the reader follows the links to the more technical words. Unless someone objects, I am going to wait seven days and then remove the tag. Guy Macon (talk) 02:18, 10 March 2011 (UTC)
Removing tag now. Guy Macon (talk) 18:28, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

This page seems like plagerism[edit]

Almost all of this page is cut and pasted directly from the cURL tutorial. I read that, and came here looking for more. There's nothing more here. I thought wikipedia had original information.

Wikipedia:No original research C xong (talk) 02:58, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Scripting HTTP Requests Using Curl[edit]

I've removed the section on the grounds that it's plagiarism , and that Wikipedia is not a how-to. See the original document at; 00:06, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Please don't remove information you know is accurate from Wikipedia.[edit]

BCube, you are arguing that Wikipedia should have less information! The section "Scripting HTTP Requests Using Curl" is the minimum information necessary to use cURL. If it is too technical for you, then cURL is too technical for you. There are many subjects in Wikipedia that are too technical for someone. For example, the article on Testosterone says that the IUPAC name is 17b-hydroxy-4-androsten-3-one. Will you remove that because you don't understand it? Futurepower(R) 02:49, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Not Plagiarism: Edited with the encouragement of the author.[edit]

The section "Scripting HTTP Requests Using Curl" was posted with the permission of the author. The Wikipedia version was edited in many ways to make it more clear. You should not accuse someone of plagiarism if you have not communicated with the author. Futurepower(R) 02:50, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia has a lot of information that is available elsewhere.[edit]

The fact that the same information is available elsewhere is not an argument against it appearing in Wikipedia. It is valuable to have section "Scripting HTTP Requests Using Curl" in Wikipedia because then knowledgeable people can add to the information without having to ask the author of cURL. Futurepower(R) 02:50, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes, the name of the Wikipedia article about cURL should be changed.[edit]

I suggest the new name should be "CURL network utility". The disambiguation section for the name CURL should be retained, but point to the new computer utility name. Futurepower(R), 02:26, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

A better one: "cURL (software)" - PGSONIC 22:56, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

The name of the project is cURL, the name of the softwares that is the output from the cURL project are curl and libcurl, the command line tool and the development library for URL transfers. So, "cURL" is actually not a software nor a tool, it is the name of the project.

Name of cURL's author?[edit]

Shouldn't we at least mention that the author and lead developer of cURL is Daniel Stenberg? He is also one of the many developers for the Rockbox project, opensource firmware for many mp3 players. I think at least we could give the man some credit for his good works.


How do you pronounce this name? Is it Khurl or c-url? Olmer (talk) 13:07, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Stable Release Info[edit]

Hello, I'm trying to update the last Stable Release of cURL that actually is 7.38.0 on September 10, 2014 but I can't find where to edit it. The release information where comes from? 8110charlie (talk) 16:35, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

The release info comes best from the curl web site itself, see has the full release history back to 1999. (Daniel, curl dev) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:43, 20 January 2015 (UTC)