These curl recipes show you how to proxy your curl requests through a socks4, socks5, or a regular http (or https) proxy. To set a proxy, use the -x protocol://user:password@host:port command line argument.

Use a Socks5 Proxy

curl -x socks5://james:cats@myproxy.com:8080 https://catonmat.net

In this recipe, curl uses the -x argument to set the proxy protocol to socks5, proxy username to james, proxy password to cats, proxy hostname to myproxy.com, and proxy port to 8080. After connecting to the proxy, curl then makes a GET request to https://catonmat.net.

Use a Socks4 Proxy

curl -x socks4://james:cats@myproxy.com:8080 https://catonmat.net

This recipe is a carbon copy of the previous recipe. The only change is that the protocol has been set to socks4.

Use an HTTP Proxy

curl -x james:cats@myproxy.com:8080 https://catonmat.net

In this recipe, the protocol:// part of the proxy address is not specified. In this case, the HTTP proxy is assumed. Just like in the previous two recipes, the username and password are set to james:cats and the proxy host and port are set to myproxy.com:8080.

Don't Use a Proxy for Host.com

curl --no-proxy host.com -x https://myproxy.com:8080 host.com https://catonmat.net https://digg.com https://host.com

In this recipe, the --no-proxy host.com command line argument is used. This argument prevents curl from proxying requests to host.com. The next argument is -x https://myproxy.com:8080 that sets the HTTPS proxy for curl to myproxy.com:8080 (without username or password). After this, curl makes three requests to https://catonmat.net, https://digg.com, and https://host.com. The first two requests are proxied through myproxy.com:8080 but the last request is not proxied because https://host.com matches the proxy ignore list.

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