I Could Rewrite Curl

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  • ht

    Friendly and fast tool for sending HTTP requests

    While not a rewrite - one recent tool for making http requests which i quite enjoy is:


    It's basically python httpie rewritten in rust. my only gripe is that i keep forgetting that it exists - and that "xh" is for http and "xhs" is for https.

    So i frequently end up with curl anyway:)

  • requests

    A simple, yet elegant, HTTP library.

    > I'd love to see the look on some of these people's faces when they find out that tool/software/whatever they use is actually using libcurl under the hood.

    Python dependencies (does not include curl)


    The "requests" module in Python (does not use curl)


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  • libcurl

    A command line tool and library for transferring data with URL syntax, supporting DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, GOPHER, GOPHERS, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, MQTT, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTMPS, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMB, SMBS, SMTP, SMTPS, TELNET, TFTP, WS and WSS. libcurl offers a myriad of powerful features

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