Install and Use Curl command on CentOS 8 - Step by Step Process ?

The curl command is used to transfer data to or from a remote server. With the help of the curl command-line tool, you can upload and download data using different network protocols, such as HTTPS, HTTP, SFTP, Telnet, and FTP.

Most of the time, when you are trying to download a file through the curl command, you get an error message saying the curl command is not found. Here, you need to install the curl package on your CentOS or any other Linux distribution.

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In this context, we shall look into how to install the curl command on CentOS 8 system. Also, you will learn how curl command works on CentOS or Linux machines.

How to Install Curl packages on CentOS ?

The curl command can be installed directly from the default CentOS 8 packages repository. Open the terminal from the left sidebar of the 'Activities' section and update the system cache by running the following command:

$ sudo dnf makecache

Once the repository is updated, issue the following command to install the curl packages on your CentOS 8 system. If curl is not installed then, all curl packages will be installed from the CentOS 8 repository.

$ sudo dnf install curl

After Installation process is completed, Verify the curl installation by typing the following command in the terminal:

$ curl

You can Display the installed version of the curl command by using the following command:

$ curl --version

How to Use curl command on Linux system ?

The curl command is a very useful command-line utility. Using the curl command, you can view the source code of a given URL in a standard output format as follows:

$ curl

To get the HTTP header details of the given URL, type the following command:

$ curl -I

Using the curl command, you can download a file from a given URL and use option -o in lowercase to save a file with a name. Use the following command syntax to download a file through the curl command:

$ curl -o

Use the uppercase -O to save a file with its original name in your system as follows:

$ curl -O

Through the curl command, you can also access the password-protected files from the FTP server using the -u option. For this purpose, use the following syntax:

$ curl -u FTP_user-name:FTP_password

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This article covers how to install the Curl command-line tool on CentOS 8 system. Through the curl command, users can download and upload files over the network. curl is a powerful command-line tool for transferring data from or to a remote server. With curl you can download or upload data using various network protocols, such as HTTP, HTTPS, SCP , SFTP , and FTP .

How to Install curl on CentOS ?

Curl package is available in the standard CentOS 8 repositories. 

To install it run the following command:

$ sudo dnf install curl

Once the installation is complete, verify it by typing curl in your terminal:

$ curl

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