Linux.com: CLI Magic: Use cURL to Measure Web Site Statistics
Oct 17, 2006, 10:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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..."