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Updated to cURL-7.12.3

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1<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.3//EN"
2 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.3/docbookx.dtd" [
3 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
4 %general-entities;
5
6 <!ENTITY curl-download-http "http://curl.haxx.se/download/curl-&curl-version;.tar.bz2">
7 <!ENTITY curl-download-ftp "ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/pub/unix/network/curl/curl-&curl-version;.tar.bz2">
8 <!ENTITY curl-size "1.8 MB">
9 <!ENTITY curl-buildsize "22.7 MB">
10 <!ENTITY curl-time "0.42 SBU (additional 2.98 SBU to run test suite)">
11]>
12
13<sect1 id="curl" xreflabel="cURL-&curl-version;">
14<sect1info>
15<othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
16<date>$Date$</date>
17</sect1info>
18<?dbhtml filename="curl.html"?>
19<title>cURL-&curl-version;</title>
20
21<sect2>
22<title>Introduction to <application>cURL</application></title>
23
24<para>The <application>cURL</application> package contains
25<command>curl</command> and its support library. This is useful for
26transferring files with <acronym>URL</acronym> syntax. This ability to both
27download and redirect files can be incorporated into other programs to support
28functions like streaming media.</para>
29
30<sect3><title>Package information</title>
31<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
32<listitem><para>Download (HTTP):
33<ulink url="&curl-download-http;"/></para></listitem>
34<listitem><para>Download (FTP):
35<ulink url="&curl-download-ftp;"/></para></listitem>
36<listitem><para>Download size: &curl-size;</para></listitem>
37<listitem><para>Estimated disk space required:
38&curl-buildsize;</para></listitem>
39<listitem><para>Estimated build time:
40&curl-time;</para></listitem></itemizedlist>
41</sect3>
42
43<sect3><title><application>cURL</application> dependencies</title>
44<sect4><title>Optional</title>
45<para><xref linkend="pkgconfig"/>,
46<xref linkend="openssl"/>,
47<xref linkend="openldap"/>,
48<xref linkend="mitkrb"/> or <xref linkend="heimdal"/>,
49<ulink url="http://www.pdc.kth.se/kth-krb/">krb4</ulink>,
50<ulink url="http://www.gnu.org/software/libidn/">Libidn</ulink>,
51<ulink url="http://www.vintela.com/resources/topics/spnego/">SPNEGO</ulink> and
52<ulink url="http://daniel.haxx.se/projects/c-ares/">c-ares</ulink></para>
53</sect4>
54</sect3>
55
56</sect2>
57
58<sect2>
59<title>Installation of <application>cURL</application></title>
60
61<para>Install <application>cURL</application> by running the following
62commands:</para>
63
64<screen><userinput><command>./configure --prefix=/usr &amp;&amp;
65make &amp;&amp;
66make install</command></userinput></screen>
67
68</sect2>
69
70<sect2>
71<title>Command explanations</title>
72
73<para><option>--with-gssapi=/usr</option>:
74This parameter adds <application>Kerberos 5</application> support to
75<filename class="libraryfile">libcurl</filename>.</para>
76
77</sect2>
78
79<sect2>
80<title>Contents</title>
81
82<para>The <application>cURL</application> package contains
83<command>curl</command>, <command>curl-config</command> and the
84<filename class="libraryfile">libcurl</filename> libraries.</para>
85
86</sect2>
87
88<sect2><title>Description</title>
89
90<sect3><title>curl</title>
91<para><command>curl</command> is a client that can get documents from or send
92documents to any of the following protocols: <acronym>HTTP</acronym>,
93<acronym>HTTPS</acronym> (needs <xref linkend="openssl"/>),
94<acronym>FTP</acronym>, GOPHER, DICT, TELNET, <acronym>LDAP</acronym> (needs
95<xref linkend="openldap"/>) or FILE.</para></sect3>
96
97<sect3><title>curl-config</title>
98<para><command>curl-config</command> prints information about the last compile,
99like libraries linked to and prefix setting.</para></sect3>
100
101<sect3><title>libcurl</title>
102<para><filename class="libraryfile">libcurl</filename> provides the
103functionality of <command>curl</command> to other programs.</para></sect3>
104
105</sect2>
106
107</sect1>
108
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