curl - a tool for transferring data from or to a server

General Information

The curl library provides basic communication with other servers and clients and is usually part of the system. The HLRN system does not meet the requirements of some software and a separate curl-library is provided.

Read more on the vendor pages.

VersionCompilerBuild dateInstallation Pathmodulefile

For some more information consult the man-page.

Usage at HLRN

Load the modulefile

$ module load curl

This provides access to the script curl-config that can be used to explore details of the library installation. Also the binary curl bcomes available. The environment variable LD_RUN_PATH is set to make linking with rpath easy.

Building curl

Installation includes

  • download from github
  • run make and make install - see run_configure in the installation path.

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