CURL turns 25 years old: a celebration #CURL @bagder

The Unix/Linux curl command to get a URL turns 25 years old, according to author Daniel Stenberg on a blog post March 2nd.

curl is a command-line tool for getting or sending data including files using URL syntax. Since curl uses libcurl, it supports every protocol libcurl supports.

curl supports HTTPS and performs SSL certificate verification by default when a secure protocol is specified such as HTTPS. When curl connects to a remote server via HTTPS, it will obtain the remote server certificate, then check against its CA certificate store the validity of the remote server to ensure the remote server is the one it claims to be. Some curl packages are bundled with CA certificate store file.

The author states: “At 17:00 UTC March 20, 2023. We run a Zoom birthday party open for everyone to join.”

Consider muting yourself when you join, but feel encouraged to leave the camera on. Click the link above to get the time for your location. It is within this weird period between the US has switched to daylight saving time while Europe has not yet switched.

If it works out, I will do a presentation walking over the bigger changes done over the years while sipping on the 25 year old single malt I have arranged for the occasion. With the ability for everyone to ask questions or otherwise contribute.

The meeting might be recorded and made available for watching after the fact.

The actual link needed to join the celebration will be added to this blog post closer to the event.

Read more here.


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