Monday, June 24, 2013

Configure cURL for Windows 8


cURL is a computer software project providing a library and command-line tool for transferring data using various protocols. The cURL project produces two products, libcurl and cURL.

libcurl is a free client-side URL transfer library, supporting FTPFTPSGopherHTTPHTTPSSCPSFTPTFTPTelnetDICT, the file URI schemeLDAP, LDAPS, IMAPPOP3SMTP and RTSP. The library supports HTTPS certificates, HTTP POSTHTTP PUT, FTP uploading, Kerberos, HTTP form based upload, proxies, cookies, user-plus-password authentication, file transfer resume, and HTTP proxytunneling.

Since cURL uses libcurl, it supports a range of common Internet protocols, currently including HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP, TFTP, LDAP, LDAPS, DICT, TELNET, FILE, IMAP, POP3, SMTP and RTSP (the last four only in versions newer than 7.20.0 or 9 February 2010).
The name of the project is a play on 'Client for URLs', originally with URL spelled in uppercase to make it obvious that it deals with URLs. The fact that it can also be pronounced 'see URL' also helped; it works as an abbreviation for "Client URL Request Library" or the recursive version: "Curl URL Request Library".


Create folder in C:\ drive and named as CURL or any name that you want. Put the curl.exe , libssh2.dll and curl-ca-bundle.crt file in this folder curl.exe and  libssh2.dll files are download from cURL wizard. Open the Environment variable in windows and set the PATH of  directory in it. After this , Open the Command Prompt and Type.


Download the full bundle from this Link and extract to the any drive and set the environment variables only.Enjoy with cURL.