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Linux.com: CLI Magic: Use cURL to Measure Web Site Statistics

Oct 17, 2006, 10:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Stutz)

"cURL is a handy command-line network tool whose name stands for 'client for URLs,' but think of it as a 'copy for URLs'--it can copy to or from a given URL in any of nine different protocols.

"Although cURL is sometimes misconceived as an updated wget, that's wrong. The two utilities do share some features and options, but are distinctly different tools; wget is for downloading files from the Web, and is best used to mirror entire sites or parts of sites--which is something that cURL alone can't do..."

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