Curly downloads files from the command line — and checks for malware

Sep
17

Curly downloads files from the command line — and checks for malware

When you’re working at the Windows command line it might sometimes be useful to download a file, but the standard tools don’t make this particularly easy.

If you’re looking for something simpler then Curly could be ideal. It’s a console-based downloader, free, portable and amazingly small (under 28KB), yet somehow it still manages to squeeze in one or two surprising extras.

The program is very simple to use, with no complicated syntax or switches to master. All you really have to do is pass it your target URL, like this:

curly_126.exe http://domain.com/folder/file.ext

But there are several hidden features, like the program’s support for downloading via http, https or ftp.

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