[ Thanks to Lee
Schlesinger for this link. ]
“The command-line tool cURL, designed to handle URL
manipulations and data transfer, is here to help you. Not only can
you use it directly from the command line, but it also integrates
smoothly into your PHP and Perl scripts; and it has a whole host of
advanced options to handle cookies, authentication, and more.
“Get started with cURL by trying it on the command line. “