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FEATURES
curl tool
- config file support
- multiple URLs in a single command line
- range "globbing" support: [0-13], {one,two,three}
- multiple file upload on a single command line
- custom maximum transfer rate
- redirectable stderr
- metalink support (*13)
libcurl
- full URL syntax with no length limit
- custom maximum download time
- custom least download speed acceptable
- custom output result after completion
- guesses protocol from host name unless specified
- uses .netrc
- progress bar with time statistics while downloading
- "standard" proxy environment variables support
- compiles on win32 (reported builds on 40+ operating systems)
- selectable network interface for outgoing traffic
- IPv6 support on unix and Windows
- persistent connections
- socks 4 + 5 support, with or without local name resolving
- supports user name and password in proxy environment variables
- operations through proxy "tunnel" (using CONNECT)
- support for large files (>2GB and >4GB) during upload and download
- replaceable memory functions (malloc, free, realloc, etc)
- asynchronous name resolving (*6)
- both a push and a pull style interface
- international domain names (*11)
HTTP
- HTTP/1.1 compliant (optionally uses 1.0)
- GET
- PUT
- HEAD
- POST
- Pipelining
- multipart formpost (RFC1867-style)
- authentication: Basic, Digest, NTLM (*9) and Negotiate (SPNEGO) (*3)
to server and proxy
- resume (both GET and PUT)
- follow redirects
- maximum amount of redirects to follow
- custom HTTP request
- cookie get/send fully parsed
- reads/writes the netscape cookie file format
- custom headers (replace/remove internally generated headers)
- custom user-agent string
- custom referrer string
- range
- proxy authentication
- time conditions
- via http-proxy
- retrieve file modification date
- Content-Encoding support for deflate and gzip
- "Transfer-Encoding: chunked" support in uploads
- data compression (*12)
- HTTP/2 (*5)
HTTPS (*1)
- (all the HTTP features)
- using client certificates
- verify server certificate
- via http-proxy
- select desired encryption
- force usage of a specific SSL version (SSLv2 (*7), SSLv3 (*10) or TLSv1)
FTP
- download
- authentication
- Kerberos 5 (*14)
- active/passive using PORT, EPRT, PASV or EPSV
- single file size information (compare to HTTP HEAD)
- 'type=' URL support
- dir listing
- dir listing names-only
- upload
- upload append
- upload via http-proxy as HTTP PUT
- download resume
- upload resume
- custom ftp commands (before and/or after the transfer)
- simple "range" support
- via http-proxy
- all operations can be tunneled through a http-proxy
- customizable to retrieve file modification date
- no dir depth limit
FTPS (*1)
- implicit ftps:// support that use SSL on both connections
- explicit "AUTH TLS" and "AUTH SSL" usage to "upgrade" plain ftp://
connection to use SSL for both or one of the connections
SCP (*8)
- both password and public key auth
SFTP (*8)
- both password and public key auth
- with custom commands sent before/after the transfer
TFTP
- download
- upload
TELNET
- connection negotiation
- custom telnet options
- stdin/stdout I/O
LDAP (*2)
- full LDAP URL support
DICT
- extended DICT URL support
FILE
- URL support
- upload
- resume
SMB
- SMBv1 over TCP and SSL
- download
- upload
- authentication with NTLMv1
SMTP
- authentication: Plain, Login, CRAM-MD5, Digest-MD5, NTLM (*9), Kerberos 5
(*4) and External.
- send e-mails
- mail from support
- mail size support
- mail auth support for trusted server-to-server relaying
- multiple recipients
- via http-proxy
SMTPS (*1)
- implicit smtps:// support
- explicit "STARTTLS" usage to "upgrade" plain smtp:// connections to use SSL
- via http-proxy
POP3
- authentication: Clear Text, APOP and SASL
- SASL based authentication: Plain, Login, CRAM-MD5, Digest-MD5, NTLM (*9),
Kerberos 5 (*4) and External.
- list e-mails
- retrieve e-mails
- enhanced command support for: CAPA, DELE, TOP, STAT, UIDL and NOOP via
custom requests
- via http-proxy
POP3S (*1)
- implicit pop3s:// support
- explicit "STLS" usage to "upgrade" plain pop3:// connections to use SSL
- via http-proxy
IMAP
- authentication: Clear Text and SASL
- SASL based authentication: Plain, Login, CRAM-MD5, Digest-MD5, NTLM (*9),
Kerberos 5 (*4) and External.
- list the folders of a mailbox
- select a mailbox with support for verifying the UIDVALIDITY
- fetch e-mails with support for specifying the UID and SECTION
- upload e-mails via the append command
- enhanced command support for: EXAMINE, CREATE, DELETE, RENAME, STATUS,
STORE, COPY and UID via custom requests
- via http-proxy
IMAPS (*1)
- implicit imaps:// support
- explicit "STARTTLS" usage to "upgrade" plain imap:// connections to use SSL
- via http-proxy
FOOTNOTES
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*1 = requires OpenSSL, GnuTLS, NSS, yassl, axTLS, PolarSSL, WinSSL (native
Windows), Secure Transport (native iOS/OS X) or GSKit (native IBM i)
*2 = requires OpenLDAP
*3 = requires a GSS-API implementation (such as Heimdal or MIT Kerberos) or
SSPI (native Windows)
*4 = requires a GSS-API implementation, however, only Windows SSPI is
currently supported
*5 = requires nghttp2 and possibly a recent TLS library
*6 = requires c-ares
*7 = requires OpenSSL, NSS, GSKit, WinSSL or Secure Transport; GnuTLS, for
example, only supports SSLv3 and TLSv1
*8 = requires libssh2
*9 = requires OpenSSL, GnuTLS, mbedTLS, NSS, yassl, Secure Transport or SSPI
(native Windows)
*10 = requires any of the SSL libraries in (*1) above other than axTLS, which
does not support SSLv3
*11 = requires libidn or Windows
*12 = requires libz
*13 = requires libmetalink, and either an Apple or Microsoft operating
system, or OpenSSL, or GnuTLS, or NSS
*14 = requires a GSS-API implementation (such as Heimdal or MIT Kerberos)