What is Curl?
Curl is an open-source command-line tool and cross-platform library (libcurl) that allows you to transfer data over the network using over 25+ protocols, including HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and works on Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms. Curl is excellent for testing APIs and has built-in support for HTTP Cookies, SSL, proxies, certificate validation, and user authentication.
What is HTTP?
HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is the core of the World Wide Web that enables the communication between HTTP clients and servers and powers websites and mobile applications. Devices communicate with each other by sending HTTP requests and receiving HTTP responses. All requests are shipped using the "HTTP method". HTTP defines a set of request methods to indicate the desired action on a given resource, where it implements different semantics. Still, some standard functionality is common to a group: for example, a request method can be secure, idempotent, or cacheable.
How to convert Curl to HTTP Request?
How to convert Curl to HTTP POST Request?
You can easily convert Curl POST request to HTTP POST request using ReqBin by following these steps:
- Create a Curl POST request by passing the POST data using the -d or -F command-line option.
- Click the "Run" to execute your POST request online and see results.
- Click the "Raw" tab on the left pane to see the generated HTTP request.
- Click the "Raw" tab on the right pane to see the server's HTTP response.