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curl vs HTTPie

The main differences as I (Daniel Stenberg) see them. Please consider my bias towards curl since after all, curl is my baby.

Please let me know if you have other thoughts or comments on this document. File issues or pull-requests if you find problems or have improvements.

What both commands do

Transfer performance comparsion

Tranfering 80GB from a localhost Apache HTTP server to /dev/null on Linux.

httpie 0.9.8 needed 153 seconds. 535 MB/sec

curl 7.51.0 needed 25 seconds. 3276 MB/sec


HTTPie "cURL-like tool for humans"

Updated: January 21, 2022 23:55 (Central European, Stockholm Sweden)