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Downloading files with cURL command

Find out how to download files using curl command in terminal. Curl command helps to access a URL directly from the command-line. cURL which stands for Client URL is a command-line tool for transferring data using various network protocols.

In some scenarios, we might want to download a file from a URL and save it to a file.

Using curl we can do it. The syntax for this would be:

curl http://your.url --output your.file

Let’s say I would like to download a file from a url and save it to a zip file with name ngrok.zip, I can do it with the following command.

curl https://bin.equinox.io/c/4VmDzA7iaHb/ngrok-stable-linux-amd64.zip --output ngrok.zip

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