A curated list of awesome console services (reachable via HTTP, HTTPS and other network protocols)
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A curated list of awesome console services (reachable via HTTP, HTTPS and other network protocols)

IP address

  • curl https://canihazip.com/s
  • curl ipinfo.io/ip
  • curl icanhazip.com
  • curl curlmyip.net
  • curl ipecho.net/plain
  • curl ifcfg.me
  • curl ip-addr.es
  • dig +short myip.opendns.com @resolver1.opendns.com
  • curl ident.me (see http://api.ident.me/ for the full API reference)
  • curl ipaddr.site

IP-based geolocation

  • curl ipinfo.io/ or curl ipinfo.io/
  • curl freegeoip.net/csv/ or freegeoip.net/xml/ or freegeoip.net/json/github.com

Text Sharing (like pastebin)

  • ix.io
  • sprunge.us
  • ptpb.pw
  • 0x0.st
  • clbin.com
  • echo "Hello world!" | nc termbin.com 9999

URL shortener

  • curl -s http://tinyurl.com/api-create.php?url=http://www.google.com
  • curl -F c=@- https://ptpb.pw/u <<< http://www.google.com
  • curl -X POST --data "http://google.com" http://iret.ml/shorten

File Transfer

  • curl --upload-file <file> transfer.sh/<filename>


  • curl qrenco.de/STRING or echo STRING | curl -F-=\<- qrenco.de — create QR-code for a string (chubin/qrenco.de)


  • curl wttr.in or curl wttr.in/Berlin - the right way to check the weather
  • finger oslo@graph.no


  • telnet mapscii.me - show a zoomable world map

Exchange rates and financial information

  • curl rate.sx - get cryptocurrencies exchange rates
  • curl moneroj.org - get Monero exchange rate

Manuals, cheat sheets and FAQs

  • curl cheat.sh - UNIX/Linux commands cheat sheets using curl (chubin/cheat.sh)

Dictionaries and translators

  • curl 'dict://dict.org/d:command line'

Messages/texts/jokes/fortunes/names generators

  • git commit -m $(curl -sk https://whatthecommit.com/index.txt) — generate random commit message
  • curl -H 'Accept: text/plain' foaas.com/cool/:from — fuck off as a service
  • curl pseudorandom.name — generate a pseudo random (American?) name (treyhunner/pseudorandom.name)
  • curl -s https://uinames.com/api/?region=france\&amount=25 | jq '.[] | .name +" " + .surname' — generate 25 random french names
  • curl https://icanhazdadjoke.com — random jokes

Chats, games and fun

  • nc towel.blinkenlights.nl 23 — watch StarWars in terminal
  • ssh chat.shazow.net — chat over SSH (shazow/ssh-chat)
  • curl parrot.live — display an animated party parrot (hugomd/parrot.live)
  • curl byemck.atulr.com — display animated goodbye message for colleagues (master-atul/byemck)


At least on of the clients, that you need to access these services, is installed in almost every UNIX/Linux system.