What is CURL

Command line tool and library for transferring data with URLs. which stands for client URL and can be written as curl (which I’ll do for the remainder of the blog because I’m lazy), is a command line tool for file transfer with a URL syntax. It supports a number of protocols including HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and many more. HTTP/HTTPS makes it a great candidate for interacting with APIs!

Web Scraping

curl can be used on just about any platform on any hardware that exists today. This means, regardless of what you are running and where, the most basic curl commands should just work. None of the usual “it doesn’t work on my machine”.

Basics: How to curl used

We touched on how to use curl protocols briefly, which may have given you some idea on how to use curl. At its most basic, curl tends to follow this format:

curl [option] [url]

You can find a list of possible options on the curl documentation site. Options will direct curl to perform certain actions on the URL listed. The URL gives curl the path to the server it should perform the action on. You can list one URL, several URLs, or parts of a URL, depending on the nature of your option.

Listing more than one URL :

curl -O http://url1.com/file1.html -O http://url2.com/file2.html

Listing different parts of a URL :

http://example.{page1,page2,page3}.html

SAVING URL TO FILE

You can also use curl to save the content of the URL to a file. There are two different methods for doing this: the -o and the -O method. When you use the -o option, you can add a filename that the URL will be saved as. A command using the -o option would look something like this:

curl -o filename.html http://example.com/file.html

Notice that the filename the URL will be saved in is placed between the -o option and the URL.

The -O method allows you to save the file under the same name as the URL. When using the -O option, no filename is required between the option and the URL. Instead, the command will look something like this:

curl -O http://example.com/file.html

CONTINUING A DOWNLOAD

If your download is stopped, you can restart it again with a simple curl command. It’s very simple, all you need to do is rewrite the command with the addition of the -C option.

If you were saving a URL, but the process was halted, you can restart the process by typing in the following:

curl -C -O http://example.com/file.html

This would pick the process back up where it had halted before.

SPECIFY TIME FRAME FOR DOWNLOAD

Download files before or after a certain time by using curl. To do this, use the -z option, then list the date.

curl -z 25-Jan-18 http://example.com

The -z option will search for files after the designated time frame by default. To search for files before the time listed, you can add a dash in front of the date. It will look like this:

curl -z -25-Jan-18 http://example.com

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