Alternatives to popular CLI tools: curl

This article spotlights alternative tools to curl.

curl - man page

The software featured here is free and open source. All tools provide a command-line interface (CLI) unless otherwise stated.

Alternatives to curl
Wget2Successor of Wget
WgetMakes retrieving large files or mirroring entire web or FTP sites easy
aria2Multi-protocol and multi-source command-line download utility
HTTPieHTTP client with an intuitive user interface
curlieThe power of curl, the ease of use of httpie
xhFast and friendly tool for sending HTTP requests
hurlRun and test HTTP requests with plain text
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8 months ago
Are we missing any open source alternatives to curl? Please let us know." Read more »

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