cURL Alternatives for Linux
There are many alternatives to cURL for Linux if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Linux alternative is Wget, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to cURL and eight of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to cURL are aria2 (Free, Open Source), HTTPie (Free, Open Source), lftp (Free, Open Source) and cliget (Free, Open Source).
- Modern command line HTTP client – user-friendly curl alternative with intuitive UI, JSON support, syntax highlighting, wget-like downloads, extensions, etc. View 17 alternatives to HTTPie
- Free • Open Source
HTTPie vs cURLLike cURL, HTTPie also has JSON support, but HTTPie reduces syntax by leaving out the header syntax. This makes a test call to an API easier to remember. Avoiding time spent reviewing a doc. For example: $ http POST https://api.ctl.io/v2/authentication/login 'username=YOUR.USERNAME' 'password=YOUR.PASSWORD' A similar call using cURL requires header syntax.