How to Install Curl in Linux

In this article, you will learn how to install the curl command-line tool for transferring data to and from a server using various types of requests. It’s an alternative to downloading files other than using wget command.

The curl command downloads files that are served with FTP, HTTP, SCP, IMAP, and other various supported protocols. It’s an amalgamation of the words World Wide Web and it is used in Unix/Linux systems to download files and packages on the Linux terminal.

Install curl on Ubuntu/Debian

In modern systems, curl comes pre-installed. However, If you are running an instance of Ubuntu or Debian, issue the command.

# apt-get install curl
Install Curl in Debian and Ubuntu
Install Curl in Debian and Ubuntu

To verify the curl installation, run.

# dpkg -l | grep curl
Confirm Curl Installation on Debian and Ubuntu
Confirm Curl Installation on Debian and Ubuntu

Install curl on RHEL / CentOS / Fedora

To install curl on RHEL, CentOS and Fedora distros, log in via SSH as root and run the command.

# yum install curl
Install Curl in CentOS
Install Curl in CentOS

To confirm the installation of curl, run.

# rpm -qa | grep curl
Confirm Curl Installation on CentOS
Confirm Curl Installation on CentOS

Install curl on OpenSUSE

On OpenSUSE, install curl by running.

# zypper install curl
Install Curl in OpenSuse
Install Curl in OpenSuse

To confirm the installation of curl run.

# zypper se curl
Confirm Curl Installation on OpenSUSE
Confirm Curl Installation on OpenSUSE

Install curl on ArchLinux

To install Curl on ArchLinux, run.

# pacman -Sy curl
Install Curl on Arch Linux
Install Curl on Arch Linux

And finally, to confirm its installation run the command.

# pacman -Qi curl
Confirm Curl Installation on Arch Linux
Confirm Curl Installation on Arch Linux

To know more about curl command usage and examples, I suggest you read our following article that explains how you can use curl command-line utility for downloading files from the web.

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And with that, we have come to the end of this guide. In this tutorial, you learned how to install curl in different Linux distributions.

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