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 Small Wget iconWget, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 18 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 Small aria2 iconaria2 (Free, Open Source), Small HTTPie iconHTTPie (Free, Open Source), Small lftp iconlftp (Free, Open Source) and Small cliget iconcliget (Free, Open Source).

Client-side URL library and command-line tool for transferring data using commonplace network protocols. If you're looking for more info about cURL like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 3/7/2018 2:51:00 PM

Alternatives to cURL for Linux with any license

  • aria2

    aria2 is a multi-protocol & multi-source, cross platform download utility. The supported protocols are HTTP(S), FTP, BitTorrent (DHT, PEX, MSE/PE), and Metalink. aria2 can download a file from multiple sources/protocols and tries to utilize your maximum download bandwidth. It supports downloading a file from HTTP(S)/FTP and BitTorrent at the same time, while the data downloaded from HTTP(S)/FTP is uploaded to the BitTorrent swarm.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Xfce

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  • HTTPie

    HTTPie (pronounced aitch-tee-tee-pie) is a command line HTTP client. Its goal is to make CLI interaction with web services as human-friendly as possible. It provides a simple http command that allows for sending arbitrary HTTP requests using a simple and natural syntax, and displays colorized output. HTTPie can be used for testing, debugging, and generally interacting with HTTP servers.

    • Like 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. Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • lftp

    lftp is a command-line file transfer program which besides FTP, also supports FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, HFTP, FISH, and SFTP. A BitTorrent client is also built-in as torrent command. In addition to features common in advanced FTP clients, such as recursively mirroring entire directory trees, location bookmarks and resuming downloads, lftp also supports more advanced functionality.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux Xfce

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  • cliget

    Download files using curl or wget. This addon generates curl/wget commands that emulate the request as though it's coming from your browser allowing you to download protected files directly to a separate machine (e.g. server).

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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  • RESTClient

    RESTClient can be used to test variety of HTTP communications and RESTful webservices. Friendly GUI, rich functionalities.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Guzzle

    Guzzle is a PHP HTTP client that makes it easy to send HTTP requests and trivial to integrate with web services.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux GitHub

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