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CURL Cheatsheet
  • XML GET
curl -H "Accept: application/xml" -H "Content-Type: application/xml" -X GET "http://hostname/resource"
  • JSON GET
curl -i -H "Accept: application/json" -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X GET "http://hostname/resource"
  • JSON PUT
curl -i -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -H 'Accept: application/json' -X PUT -d '{"updated_field1":"updated_value1"}' "http://hostname/resourcex"
  • JSON POST uploading a file
curl -i -H 'Accept: application/json' -X POST -F "filename=@/file/path" -F "other_field=its_value"   "http://hostname/resource"
  • JSON DELETE
curl -i -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -H 'Accept: application/json' -X DELETE -d '{"key1":"value1"}' "http://hostname/resource"
  • "Debugging mode" (without actual content output):
curl -XGET -vvv http://hostname/resource > dev\null

Useful arguments

  • -k: not check SSL certificates
  • -L: follow redirects
  • -v: get verbose output
  • -V: get headers at output
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