These curl recipes show you how to send GET requests with curl. The GET method is the default method for making requests in curl so you don't have to specify any arguments.

Send a GET Request and Print the Response to Screen


You don't need to specify any arguments to make a GET request. It's curl's default request method. This recipe makes a GET request to and prints the returned content to screen.

Send a GET Request and Save the Response to a File

curl -o response.txt

In this recipe, curl makes a GET request to and uses the -o response.txt argument to save the body of the HTTP response to response.txt file.

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