curl-get tagged requests and articles

Categorized request examples and articles tagged with [curl-get] keyword
Curl Get URL
An example of getting a URL with Curl. The target URL is passed as the second command line parameter. Curl automatically selects the GET method to use unless the -X, --request, and -d command-line options are used. The Accept: */* header is automatically added by Curl to the request header.

How do I get JSON with Curl?
To get JSON with Curl, you need to make a GET request and provide the Accept: application/json request header. The application/json request header is passed to the server with the curl -H command-line option and tells the server that the client is expecting JSON data. If you do not provide this request header, the server may respond with a different MIME type than JSON. The server specifies the returned data type with the Content-Type response header.

Curl GET XML Example
An example of a Curl command to get and an XML data from the API endpoint. The Accept: application/xml request header tells the server that the client expects an XML response. The Content-Type: application/xml response header informs the client that the server returned an XML string.

Curl GET Request
An example of making a GET request using Curl. Curl automatically selects the GET method unless the -X, --request, or -d command-line options are passed. The target URL is passed as the first command-line parameter. The second command-line parameter tells the server that the Curl client is expecting JSON.

Curl HTTP GET Example
An example of making an HTTP GET request with Curl. In this Curl HTTP GET example, we do not explicitly pass the GET method anywhere, since Curl automatically selects the HTTP GET method unless the -X, --request, or -d command-line options are passed. To explicitly tell Curl to use the HTTP GET method, pass the -X GET command-line option.

Curl GET Example
An example of Curl GET request. In this Curl GET example, the HTTP GET method is specified with the -X GET command line parameter, and the target URL is passed as the last command line parameter. For this Curl GET example, the -X GET parameter is optional because Curl automatically selects the GET method unless the -X, --request, and -d command-line options are used.