In this tutorial we are going to learn how to install Curl on Ubuntu 18.04. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. Curl is used in command lines or scripts to transfer data with URL syntax. curl is used in command lines or scripts to transfer data. curl supports DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, Gopher, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP and many more.
I recommend to use a minimal Ubuntu server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.
Install Curl on Ubuntu 18.04
Step 1. First, ensure your system and apt package lists are fully up-to-date by running the following:
apt-get update -y apt-get upgrade -y
Step 2. Installing Curl on Ubuntu.
Use the following commands to install curl by using the apt-get install command:
apt-get install curl
If you wish to install PHP-Curl on Ubuntu, use:
apt-get install php-curl
Run the following set of commands to install curl 7.60.0 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in Terminal:
wget https://curl.haxx.se/download/curl-7.60.0.tar.xz tar -xvf curl-7.60.0.tar.gz cd curl-7.60.0/ ./configure make sudo make install
Once installed, verify curl using the command:
Step 3. Using CURL.
You can check whether a URL is valid or not with CURL:
curl -l https://myvpsource.com
You can downloading a Webpage with CURL:
curl -o FILENAME URL
You can downloading a File with CURL:
curl -O FILE_URL