A library and command-line tool. It was created to be used in scripts or command line for transferring data in various electronic devices (e.g., cars, printers, mobile devices). It supports different protocols, including FTP, HTTP, Gopher, LDAP, IMAP and many others.
|First released||March 20, 1998|
|Developed by||Daniel Stenberg|
|Latest stable version||Curl 7|
|Used by||16 Software, 1C Company, Actuate|
The curl tool has faced some confusion due to other companies and products, like the Curl Corporation and curl project, having ‘curl’ in their name. When the tool was released, there were no name collisions at that time.