Curl HTTP cheat sheet

 

curl HTTP cheat sheet

Verbose
-v
--trace-ascii <file>
hide progress
-s
extra info
-w "format"
Write output
-O
-o <file>
Timeout
-m <seconds>
POST
-d "string"
-d @file
multipart formpost
-F name=value
-F name=@file
PUT
-T <file>
HEAD
-I
Custom method
-X "METHOD"
Basic auth
-u user:password
read cookiejar
-b <file>
write cookiejar
-c <file>
send cookies
-b "c=1; d=2"
user-agent
-A "string"
Use proxy
-x <host:port>
Headers, add/remove
-H "name: value"
-H "name:"
follow redirects
-L
gzipped response
--compressed
Insecure HTTPS
-k

 

Options
-o <file> # --output: write to file
-u user:pass # --user: Authentication
-v # --verbose
-vv # Even more verbose
-I # --head: headers only

Request
-X POST # --request

Data
-d 'data' # --data: HTTP post data, URL encoded (eg, status="Hello")
-d @file # --data via file
-G # --get: send -d data via get

Headers
-A <str> # --user-agent
-b name=val # --cookie
-b FILE # --cookie
-H "X-Foo: y" # --header
--compressed # use deflate/gzip

SSL
--cacert <file>
--capath <dir>
-E, --ecrt <cert> # --ecrt: Client cert file
--cert-type # der/pem/eng
-k, --insecure # for self-signed certs


Examples
# Post data:
curl -d password=x http://x.com/y

# Auth/data:
curl -u user:pass -d status="Hello" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml

# multipart file upload
curl -v -include --form key1=value1 --form upload=@localfilename URL

 

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