By DomingoSL


2010-04-26 02:10:23 8 Comments

Is there a way to install cURL in Windows in order to run cURL commands from the command prompt?

18 comments

@Ishara Amarasekera 2019-02-25 13:26:21

Install git command line from here. When you install git in windows you will automatically get curl with it. You can check the installed version of curl using curl --version like this.

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This is a sample curl request which sends a string in a JSON object and get it encoded.

curl https://api.base62.io/encode \ --request POST \ --header "Content-Type: application/json" \ --data '{ "data": "Hello world!" }'

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@gek 2019-10-23 14:05:22

so how to call git-bash-curl directly from cmd/powershell?

@Parthiban 2018-10-10 11:05:42

Install Git for windows Then use git bash to run curl commands.

@wisbucky 2019-09-23 22:26:05

this is a duplicate of this answer: stackoverflow.com/questions/2710748/…

@gek 2019-10-23 14:05:09

so how to call git-bash-curl directly from cmd/powershell?

@Kamran Sohail 2018-04-25 05:07:31

I am may be bit late for this, but I am able to resolve my issue of curl at cmd for windows 10.

I got help from below video tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlTVMuONazs

Here is some explanation

Step 1: go to https://curl.haxx.se/download.html

Step 2: Search "Win64 - Generic" and download "Win64 x86_64 7zip" by "Darren Owen"

Step 3: unzip the download file and install the certificate "ca-bundle.crt" do not touch curl.exe

Step 4: in windows go to "Control Panel" -> "System" -> "Advance system settings " Step 5: click on Envirnoment variables

Step 6: In System variable click on "Path" and paste the path of the file folder in my case it is "C:\curl\curl_7_53_1_openssl_nghttp2_x64"

And you are done.

Don't Forgot to restart you system for one time

@randomguy 2018-03-27 15:36:43

Download the .exe file from https://cygwin.com/install.html for cygwin (a large collection of GNU and Open Source tools which provide functionality similar to a Linux distribution on Windows).

Run the .exe file.

While installing you will get in a step to select packages. In the select package window --> change the view to "Not installed" and search for curl. click on the necessary packages to install by clicking on the "new" column for the package --> you can see the version number and then click next. ( see the image attached below)enter image description here

After finishing the installation click on the cygwin to open the curl console on windows and work on curl commands.

@Nico Haase 2018-03-27 16:07:59

Why do you need that if there a multiple answers with a more simple approach?

@ΩmegaMan 2018-04-05 13:15:50

@NicoHaase Just because an answer is different does not make it necessarily wrong. SO should be about answers, not just what the crowd believes is only the best answer...sometimes it is not. I used this and gave it a +1 because it is the current way to install it.

@Francis Cugler 2018-04-25 05:13:51

@NicoHaase If you are located at point A on a triangle and points B & C are the same distance from point A. You instruct someone to randomly travel to either point B or C first then to travel back to point A but not from the same path you just previously traveled from. Which answer is correct: ABCA or ACBA? As you can see there are more than one valid answers and both are worth the same in the course or path that was taken!

@a.t. 2018-03-05 19:41:21

For anyone looking for a quick solution, after having standard installed cygwin but finding out curl did not work on a win 10 x64 platform:

Downloading this retired repository, extracting it and running:

git-cmd.bat

Worked like a charm. I assume it has the pre-installed option for curl.

@Scott Izu 2018-02-09 02:49:37

From Windows Command Prompt, run curl through Git Bash

"C:\\Users\\sizu\\AppData\\Local\\Programs\\Git\\bin\\sh.exe" --login -i -c "curl https://www.google.com"

@vladkras 2016-12-09 05:32:48

  1. Visit download page https://curl.haxx.se/download.html - it's incredible
  2. Choose your sytem in list
  3. Don't forget SSL support, it's obvious now, e.g. for https
  4. Unpack curl.exe and .crt to C:\Windows\System32
  5. Restart cmd
  6. Enjoy > curl https://api.stackexchange.com

p.s. If you want another folder to store executable check your paths > echo %PATH%

@Ricardo Sanchez 2011-01-20 18:35:25

First you need to download the cURL executable. For Windows 64bit, download it from here and for Windows 32bit download from here After that, save the curl.exe file on your C: drive.

To use it, just open the command prompt and type in:

C:\curl http://someurl.com

@Adrian Carr 2014-08-11 20:09:53

Heck yeah that helped. Very easy. Thanks for posting.

@chomp 2018-05-21 13:20:35

It's really important to use " instead of ' if you are going to do it in Windows :)

@Gabriel Ščerbák 2010-04-26 02:17:11

If you are not into Cygwin, you can use native Windows builds. Some are here: curl Download Wizard.

@DPM 2017-08-21 00:37:11

Also msys2, which I didn't see mentioned yet. You might have it already if you installed Haskell at some point for example.

@BRogers 2018-01-23 20:06:08

You can install Git and use the git bash. Built-in after install. (see answer below).

@matty 2016-03-05 18:33:34

Folks that don't literally need the curl executable, but rather just need to e.g. see or save the results of a GET request now and again, can use powershell directly. From a normal command prompt, type:

powershell -Command "(new-object net.webclient).DownloadString('http://example.com')"

which, while a bit wordy, is similar to typing

curl http://example.com/

in a more Unix-ish environment.

More information about net.webclient is available here: WebClient Methods (System.Net).

UPDATE: I like how ImranHafeez took this one step further in this answer. I'd prefer a simpler cmd-script however, maybe creating a curl.cmd file containing this:

@powershell -Command "(new-object net.webclient).DownloadString('%1')"

which could be called just like the Unix-ish example above:

curl http://example.com/

@Max 2017-10-20 21:55:56

Credentials may be given powershell -Command "$wc=new-object net.webclient;$wc.Credentials=new-object System.Net.NetworkCredential(%user%,%pass%);$wc.DownloadStri‌​ng('%input%')" from stackoverflow.com/a/509394/4985705

@Stephen R 2019-06-26 00:31:27

WARNING: This does NOT pass GET parameters to the page. I used this with a PHP page. curl https://www.example.com/mypage.php?action=hello. In the mypage.php script, $_GET['action'] is empty

@ImranHafeez 2016-04-04 13:43:46

Create batch file in windows and enjoy with cURL in windows :)

@echo off
echo You are about to use windows cURL, Enter your url after curl command below:
set /p input="curl "
cls
echo %input%
powershell -Command "(new-object net.webclient).DownloadString('%input%')"
pause

@Ro Yo Mi 2015-06-21 01:31:37

Assuming you are new to the game or are unable to install software because of security restrictions, you could use Scoop to install curl. From a powershell or command window run the following commands. Note this assumes that you have Powershell v3.0+.

The other cool advantage here is that this installs the software for just the current user.

  1. Set execution exception

    Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy Undefined -Scope CurrentUser
    
  2. Install Scoop

    iex (new-object net.webclient).downloadstring('https://get.scoop.sh')
    
  3. Install curl. You may see a warning about a missing hash, but you should see a final message that cURL was installed successfully

    scoop install curl
    
  4. Test the install of curl

    curl -L https://get.scoop.sh
    

@maudulus 2014-08-15 15:16:11

I was able to use this site to easily download and install curl on my Windows machine. It took all of 30 seconds. I'm using Windows 7 (w/ Admin privelages), so I downloaded curl-7.37.0-win64.msi from http://curl.haxx.se/download.html.

Also, don't forget to restart your console/terminal after you install curl, otherwise you will get the same error messages.

@Helen 2014-07-16 09:01:30

If you use the Chocolatey package manager, you can install cURL by running this command from the command line or from PowerShell:

choco install curl

@Aniket Thakur 2014-05-05 08:37:50

  1. Go to curl Download Wizard
  2. Select curl executable
  3. Select Win32 or Win64
  4. Then select package for it(Eg generic/cygwin) as per your requirement
  5. Then you will have to select version. You can select unspecified.
  6. This will directly take you to download link which on click will give you popup to download the zip file.
  7. Extract the zip to get the executable. Add this folder in your environment variables and you are done. You can then execute curl command from cmd.

@BRogers 2013-12-15 18:29:31

If you have Git installed on windows you can use the GNU Bash.... it's built in.

https://superuser.com/questions/134685/run-curl-commands-from-windows-console/#483964

@BRogers 2014-09-19 21:02:21

This means that you would run it just like you would from OSX or Linux without using special commands btw. Just start the Git Bash and cURL away :)

@BigRon 2016-01-30 19:54:56

This answer needs more upvotes. This is the way to go for users comfortable with mac terminal or unix distributions.

@BRogers 2017-03-06 20:10:19

Thank you :) since I use Git primarily anyway (regardless of the OS I'm using) I need the Git Bash installed. I don't like installing wizards or extra bloat. I'm also not a big fan of trying to use PowerShell to do everything in windows

@kingd9 2013-06-16 11:46:31

I have also found that if I put the cygwin bin on my windows path I can run curl from a windows command line. It also will give you access to things like ls and grep

@Francis Cugler 2018-04-25 05:26:12

You can do more than that if the appropriate binaries are in the Cygwin/bin directory! You can even call gcc's compiler options, make, zip, lynx, etc. There are some limitations though, and you would probably want to run windows cmd being elevated to admin privileges, then navigate to your Cygwin or Cygwin64 directory within command prompt then call the Cygwin batch file. However make sure that in your system's property for environment variables under path you set the path to Cygwin64/bin/. Now you can use Unix binaries to run within cmd.

@WaQas 2013-02-05 00:55:13

it should work perfectly fine if you would download it from --http://curl.haxx.se/dlwiz/?type=bin&os=Win64&flav=MinGW64 -- FOR 64BIT Win7/XP OR from http://curl.haxx.se/dlwiz/?type=bin&os=Win32&flav=-&ver=2000%2FXP --- FOR 32BIT Win7/XP just extract the files to c:/Windows and run it from cmd

C:\Users\WaQas>curl -v google.com
* About to connect() to google.com port 80 (#0)
*   Trying 173.194.35.105...
* connected
* Connected to google.com (173.194.35.105) port 80 (#0)
> GET / HTTP/1.1
> User-Agent: curl/7.28.1
> Host: google.com
> Accept: */*
>
* HTTP 1.0, assume close after body
< HTTP/1.0 301 Moved Permanently
< Location: http://www.google.com/
< Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
< Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:50:57 GMT
< Expires: Thu, 07 Mar 2013 00:50:57 GMT
< Cache-Control: public, max-age=2592000
< Server: gws
< Content-Length: 219
< X-XSS-Protection: 1; mode=block
< X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN
< X-Cache: MISS from LHR-CacheMARA3
< X-Cache-Lookup: HIT from LHR-CacheMARA3:64003
< Connection: close
<
<HTML><HEAD><meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=utf-8">
<TITLE>301 Moved</TITLE></HEAD><BODY>
<H1>301 Moved</H1>
The document has moved
<A HREF="http://www.google.com/">here</A>.
</BODY></HTML>
* Closing connection #0

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