Downloading files using cURL#

So you wanna download files using cURL but don't know how to do that. Fear not, for the super-genius Captain Hack Sparrow is here to show you how to do just that.

Learn from these examples:

$ curl -O http://example.com/Flag_of_Edward_England.svg

The above usage of cURL with the uppercase O option will download the file with the same name as the original.

$ curl -o flag.svg http://example.com/Flag_of_Edward_England.svg

The above usage of cURL with the lowercase o option will download the file with the a new name flag.svg.

That's very basics of downloading files using cURL. cURL is multi-featured tool which has tons of options with millions of capabilities, there is a lot more to what you can do with cURL. Wanna know what else you can do with it? Do the following:

$ man curl
$ curl -h

More cURL knowledge and power to you. Happy cURLing!