curl v3.0


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A Modern and Flexible Web Client for R

The curl() and curl_download() functions provide highly configurable drop-in replacements for base url() and download.file() with better performance, support for encryption (https, ftps), gzip compression, authentication, and other 'libcurl' goodies. The core of the package implements a framework for performing fully customized requests where data can be processed either in memory, on disk, or streaming via the callback or connection interfaces. Some knowledge of 'libcurl' is recommended; for a more-user-friendly web client see the 'httr' package which builds on this package with http specific tools and logic.

Functions in curl

Name Description
curl Curl connection interface
curl_download Download file to disk
handle Create and configure a curl handle
handle_cookies Extract cookies from a handle
multipart POST files or data
nslookup Lookup a hostname
ie_proxy Internet Explorer proxy settings
multi Async Multi Download
parse_date Parse date/time
parse_headers Parse response headers
curl_fetch_memory Fetch the contents of a URL
curl_options List curl version and options.
curl_echo Echo Service
curl_escape URL encoding
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Type Package
License MIT + file LICENSE
SystemRequirements libcurl: libcurl-devel (rpm) or libcurl4-openssl-dev (deb).
URL (devel) (upstream)
VignetteBuilder knitr
LazyData true
RoxygenNote 6.0.1
NeedsCompilation yes
Packaged 2017-10-05 11:21:57 UTC; jeroen
Repository CRAN
Date/Publication 2017-10-06 10:18:36 UTC

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