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Daniel (28 December 1999):
- Tim Verhoeven correctly identified that curl
doesn't support URL formatted file names when getting ftp. Now, there's a
problem with getting very weird file names off FTP servers. RFC 959 defines
that the file name syntax to use should be the same as in the native OS of
the server. Since we don't know the peer server system we currently just
translate the URL syntax into plain letters. It is still better and with
the solaris 2.6-supplied ftp server it works with spaces in the file names.
Daniel (27 December 1999):
- When curl parsed cookies straight off a remote site, it corrupted the input
data, which, if the downloaded headers were stored made very odd characters
in the saved data. Correctly identified and reported by Paul Harrington.
Daniel (13 December 1999):
- General cleanups in the library interface. There had been some bad kludges
added during times of stress and I did my best to clean them off. It was
both regarding the lib API as well as include file confusions.
Daniel (3 December 1999):
- A small --stderr bug was reported by Eetu Ojanen...
- who also brought the suggestion of extending the -X flag to ftp list as
well. So, now it is and the long option is now --request instead. It is
only for ftp list for now (and the former http stuff too of course).
Lars J. Aas (24 November 1999):
- Patched curl to compile and build under BeOS. Doesn't work yet though!
- Corrected the files to allow putting object files in
different directories than the sources.
Version 6.3.1
Daniel (23 November 1999):
- I've had this major disk crash. My good old trust-worthy source disk died
along with the machine that hosted it. Thank goodness most of all the
things I've done are either backed up elsewhere or stored in this CVS
- Michael S. Steuer pointed out a bug in the -F handling
that made curl hang if you posted an empty variable such as '-F name='. It
was one of those old bugs that never have worked properly...
- Jason Baietto pointed out a general flaw in the HTTP
download. Curl didn't complain if it was prematurely aborted before the
entire download was completed. It does now.
Daniel (19 November 1999):
- Chris Maltby very accurately criticized the lack of
return code checks on the fwrite() calls. I did a thorough check for all
occurrences and corrected this.
Daniel (17 November 1999):
- Paul Harrington pointed out that the -m/--max-time option
doesn't work for the slow system calls like gethostbyname()... I don't have
any good fix yet, just a slightly less bad one that makes curl exit hard
when the timeout is reached.
- Bjorn Reese helped me point out a possible problem that might be the reason
why Thomas Hurst experience problems in his Amiga version.
Daniel (12 November 1999):
- I found a crash in the new cookie file parser. It crashed when you gave
a plain http header file as input...
Version 6.3
Daniel (10 November 1999):
- I kind of found out that the HTTP time-conditional GETs (-z) aren't always
respected by the web server and the document is therefore sent in whole
again, even though it doesn't match the requested condition. After reading
section 13.3.4 of RFC 2616, I think I'm doing the right thing now when I do
my own check as well. If curl thinks the condition isn't met, the transfer
is aborted prematurely (after all the headers have been received).
- After comments from Robert Linden I also rewrote some parts of the man page
to better describe how the -F works.
- Michael Anti put up a new curl download mirror in
- I added the list of download mirrors to the README file
- I did add more explanations to the man page
Daniel (8 November 1999):
- I made the -b/--cookie option capable of reading netscape formatted cookie
files as well as normal http-header files. It should be able to
transparently figure out what kind of file it got as input.
Daniel (29 October 1999):
- Another one of Sebastiaan van Erk's ideas (that has been requested before
but I seem to have forgotten who it was), is to add support for ranges in
FTP downloads. As usual, one request is just a request, when they're two
it is a demand. I've added simple support for X-Y style fetches. X has to
be the lower number, though you may omit one of the numbers. Use the -r/
--range switch (previously HTTP-only).
- Sebastiaan van Erk suggested that curl should be
able to show the file size of a specified file. I think this is a splendid
idea and the -I flag is now working for FTP. It displays the file size in
this manner:
Content-Length: XXXX
As it resembles normal headers, and leaves us the opportunity to add more
info in that display if we can come up with more in the future! It also
makes sense since if you access ftp through a HTTP proxy, you'd get the
file size the same way.
I changed the order of the QUOTE command executions. They're now executed
just after the login and before any other command. I made this to enable
quote commands to run before the -I stuff is done too.
- I found out that -D/--dump-header and -V/--version weren't documented in
the man page.
- Many HTTP/1.1 servers do not support ranges. Don't ask me why. I did add
some text about this in the man page for the range option. The thread in
the mailing list that started this was initiated by Michael Anti.
- I get reports about nroff crashes on solaris 2.6+ when displaying the curl
man page. Switch to gnroff instead, it is reported to work(!). Adam Barclay
reported and brought the suggestion.
- In a dialogue with Johannes G. Kristinsson we came
up with the idea to let -H/--header specified headers replace the
internally generated headers, if you happened to select to add a header
that curl normally uses by itself. The advantage with this is not entirely
obvious, but in Johannes' case it means that he can use another Host: than
the one curl would set.
Daniel (27 October 1999):
- Jongki Suwandi brought a nice patch for (yet another) crash when following
a location:. This time you had to follow a https:// server's redirect to
get the core.
Version 6.2
Daniel (21 October 1999):
- I think I managed to remove the suspicious (nil) that has been seen just
before the "Host:" in HTTP requests when -v was used.
- I found out that if you followed a location: when using a proxy, without
having specified http:// in the URL, the protocol part was added once again
when moving to the next URL! (The protocol part has to be added to the
URL when going through a proxy since it has no protocol-guessing system
such as curl has.)
- Benjamin Ritcey reported a core dump under solaris 2.6
with OpenSSL 0.9.4. It turned out this was due to a bad free() in main.c
that occurred after the download was done and completed.
- Benjamin found ftp downloads to show the first line of the download meter
to get written twice, and I removed that problem. It was introduced with
the multiple URL support.
- Dan Zitter correctly pointed out that curl 6.1 and earlier versions didn't
honor RFC 2616 chapter 4 section 2, "Message Headers": "...Field names are
case-insensitive..." HTTP header parsing assumed a certain casing. Dan
also provided me with a patch that corrected this, which I took the liberty
of editing slightly.
- Dan Zitter also provided a nice patch for config.guess to better recognize
the Mac OS X
- Dan also corrected a minor problem in the lib/Makefile that caused linking
to fail on OS X.
Daniel (19 October 1999):
- Len Marinaccio came up with some problems with curl. Since Windows has a
crippled shell, it can't redirect stderr and that causes trouble. I added
--stderr today which allows the user to redirect the stderr stream to a
file or stdout.
Daniel (18 October 1999):
- The configure script now understands the '--without-ssl' flag, which now
totally disable SSL/https support. Previously it wasn't possible to force
the configure script to leave SSL alone. The previous functionality has
been retained. Troy Engel helped test this new one.
Version 6.1
Daniel (17 October 1999):
- I ifdef'ed or commented all the zlib stuff in the sources and configure
script. It turned out we needed to mock more with zlib than I initially
thought, to make it capable of downloading compressed HTTP documents and
uncompress them on the fly. I didn't mean the zlib parts of curl to become
more than minor so this means I halt the zlib expedition for now and wait
until someone either writes the code or zlib gets updated and better
adjusted for this kind of usage. I won't get into details here, but a
short a summary is suitable:
- zlib can't automatically detect whether to use zlib or gzip
decompression methods.
- zlib is very neat for reading gzipped files from a file descriptor,
although not as nice for reading buffer-based data such as we would
want it.
- there are still some problems with the win32 version when reading from
a file descriptor if that is a socket
Daniel (14 October 1999):
- Moved the (external) include files for libcurl into a subdirectory named
curl and adjusted all #include lines to use <curl/XXXX> to maintain a
better name space and control of the headers. This has been requested.
Daniel (12 October 1999):
- I modified the 'maketgz' script to perform a 'make' too before a release
archive is put together in an attempt to make the time stamps better and
hopefully avoid the double configure-running that use to occur.
Daniel (11 October 1999):
- Applied J<>rn's patches that fixes zlib for mingw32 compiles as well as
some other missing zlib #ifdef and more text on the multiple URL docs in
the man page.
Version 6.1beta
Daniel (6 October 1999):
- Douglas E. Wegscheid sent me a patch that made the exact same thing as I
just made: the -d switch is now capable of reading post data from a named
file or stdin. Use it similarly to the -F. To read the post data from a
given file:
curl -d @path/to/filename
or let curl read it out from stdin:
curl -d @-
J<>rn Hartroth (3 October 1999):
- Brought some more patches for multiple URL functionality. The MIME
separation ideas are almost scrapped now, and a custom separator is being
used instead. This is still compile-time "flagged".
- Updated curl.1 with multiple URL info.
Daniel (30 September 1999):
- Felix von Leitner brought openssl-check fixes for to work
out-of-the-box when the openssl files are installed in the system default
Daniel (28 September 1999)
- Added libz functionality. This should enable decompressing gzip, compress
or deflate encoding HTTP documents. It also makes curl send an accept that
it accepts that kind of encoding. Compressed contents usually shortens
download time. I *need* someone to tell me a site that uses compressed HTTP
documents so that I can test this out properly.
- As a result of the adding of zlib awareness, I changed the version string
a little. I plan to add openldap version reporting in there too.
Daniel (17 September 1999)
- Made the -F option allow stdin when specifying files. By using '-' instead
of file name, the data will be read from stdin.
Version 6.0
Daniel (13 September 1999)
- Added -X/--http-request <request> to enable any HTTP command to be sent.
Do not that your server has to support the exact string you enter. This
should possibly a string like DELETE or TRACE.
- Applied Douglas' mingw32-fixes for the makefiles.
Daniel (10 September 1999)
- Douglas E. Wegscheid pointed out a problem. Curl didn't check the FTP
servers return code properly after the --quote commands were issued. It
took anything non 200 as an error, when all 2XX codes should be accepted as
- Sending cookies to the same site in multiple lines like curl used to do
turned out to be bad and breaking the cookie specs. Curl now sends all
cookies on a single Cookie: line. Curl is not yet RFC 2109 compliant, but I
doubt that many servers do use that syntax (yet).
Daniel (8 September 1999)
- J<>rn helped me make sure it still compiles nicely with mingw32 under win32.
Daniel (7 September 1999)
- FTP upload through proxy is now turned into a HTTP PUT. Requested by
Stefan Kanthak.
- Added the ldap files to the .m32 makefile.
Daniel (3 September 1999)
- Made cookie matching work while using HTTP proxy.
Bjorn Reese (31 August 1999)
- Passed his ldap:// patch. Note that this requires the openldap shared
library to be installed and that LD_LIBRARY_PATH points to the
directory where the lib will be found when curl is run with a
ldap:// URL.
J<>rn Hartroth (31 August 1999)
- Made the Mingw32 makefiles into single files.
- Made file:// work for Win32. The same code is now used for unix as well for
performance reasons.
Douglas E. Wegscheid (30 August 1999)
- Patched the Mingw32 makefiles for SSL builds.
Matthew Clarke (30 August 1999)
- Made a cool patch for to allow --with-ssl to specify the
root dir of the openssl installation, as in
./configure --with-ssl=/usr/ssl_here
- Corrected the 'reconf' script to work better with some shells.
J<>rn Hartroth (26 August 1999)
- Fixed the Mingw32 makefiles in lib/ and corrected the file.c for win32
Version 5.11
Daniel (25 August 1999)
- John Weismiller pointed out a bug in the header-line
realloc() system in download.c.
- I added lib/file.[ch] to offer a first, simple, file:// support. It
probably won't do much good on win32 system at this point, but I see it
as a start.
- Made the release archives get a Makefile in the root dir, which can be
used to start the compiling/building process easier. I haven't really
changed any INSTALL text yet, I wanted to get some feed-back on this
Daniel (17 August 1999)
- Another Location: bug. Curl didn't do proper relative locations if the
original URL had cgi-parameters that contained a slash. Nusu's page
- Corrected the NO_PROXY usage. It is a list of substrings that if one of
them matches the tail of the host name it should connect to, curl should
not use a proxy to connect there. Pointed out to me by Douglas
E. Wegscheid. I also changed the README text a little regarding this.
Daniel (16 August 1999)
- Fixed a memory bug with http-servers that sent Location: to a Location:
page. Nusu's page showed this too.
- Made cookies work a lot better. Setting the same cookie name several times
used to add more cookies instead of replacing the former one which it
should've. Nusu <nus at> brought me an URL that made this
painfully visible...
Troy (15 August 1999)
- Brought new .spec files as well as a patch for that lets the
configure script find the openssl files better, even when the include
files are in /usr/include/openssl
Version 5.10
Daniel (13 August 1999)
- SSL_CTX_set_default_passwd_cb() has been modified in the 0.9.4 version of
OpenSSL. Now why couldn't they simply add a *new* function instead of
modifying the parameters of an already existing function? This way, we get
a compiler warning if compiling with 0.9.4 but not with earlier. So, I had
to come up with a #if construction that deals with this...
- Made curl output the SSL version number get displayed properly with 0.9.4.
Troy (12 August 1999)
- Added MingW32 (GCC-2.95) support under Win32. The INSTALL file was also
a bit rearranged.
Daniel (12 August 1999)
- I had to copy a good <arpa/telnet.h> include file into the curl source
tree to enable the silly win32 systems to compile. The distribution rights
allows us to do that as long as the file remains unmodified.
- I corrected a few minor things that made the compiler complain when
-Wall -pedantic was used.
- I'm moving the official curl web page to I think it
will make it easier to remember as it is a lot shorter and less cryptic.
The old one still works and shows the same info.
Daniel (11 August 1999)
- Albert Chin-A-Young mailed me another correction for NROFF in the that is supposed to be better for IRIX users.
Daniel (10 August 1999)
- Albert Chin-A-Young helped me with some stupid Makefile things, as well as
some fiddling with the getdate.c stuff that he had problems with under
HP-UX v10. getdate.y will now be compiled into getdate.c if the appropriate
yacc or bison is found by the configure script. Since this is slightly new,
we need to test the output getdate.c with win32 systems to make sure it
still compiles there.
Daniel (5 August 1999)
- I've just setup a new mailing list with the intention to keep discussions
around libcurl development in it. I mainly expect it to be for thoughts and
brainstorming around a "next generation" library, rather than nitpicking
about the current implementation or details in the current libcurl.
To join our happy bunch of future-looking geeks, enter 'subscribe
<address>' in the body of a mail and send it to Curl bug reports, the usual curl
talk and everything else should still be kept in this mailing list. I've
started to archive this mailing list and have put the libcurl web page at
- Stefan Kanthak contacted me regarding a few problems in the configure
script which he discovered when trying to make curl compile and build under
Siemens SINIX-Z V5.42B2004!
- Marcus Klein very accurately informed me that src/version.h was not present
in the CVS repository. Oh, how silly...
- Linus Nielsen rewrote the telnet:// part and now curl offers limited telnet
support. If you run curl like 'curl telnet://host' you'll get all output on
the screen and curl will read input from stdin. You'll be able to login and
run commands etc, but since the output is buffered, expect to get a little
weird output.
This is still in its infancy and it might get changed. We need your
feed-back and input in how this is best done.
WIN32 NOTE: I bet we'll get problems when trying to compile the current
lib/telnet.c on win32, but I think we can sort them out in time.
- David Sanderson reported that FORCE_ALLOCA_H or HAVE_ALLOCA_H must be
defined for getdate.c to compile properly on HP-UX 11.0. I updated the
configure script to check for alloca.h which should make it.
Daniel (4 August 1999)
- I finally got to understand Marcus Klein's ftp download resume problem,
which turns out to be due to different outputs from different ftp
servers. It makes ftp download resuming a little trickier, but I've made
some modifications I really believe will work for most ftp servers and I do
hope you report if you have problems with this!
- Added text about file transfer resuming to README.curl.
Daniel (2 August 1999)
- Applied a progress-bar patch from Lars J. Aas. It offers
a new styled progress bar enabled with -#/--progress-bar.
T. Yamada <tai at> (30 July 1999)
- It breaks with segfault when 1) curl is using .netrc to obtain
username/password (option '-n'), and 2) is automatically redirected to
another location (option '-L').
There is a small bug in lib/url.c (block starting from line 641), which
tries to take out username/password from user- supplied command-line
argument ('-u' option). This block is never executed on first attempt since
CONF_USERPWD bit isn't set at first, but curl later turns it on when it
checks for CONF_NETRC bit. So when curl tries to redo everything due to
redirection, it segfaults trying to access *data->userpwd.
Version 5.9.1
Daniel (30 July 1999)
- Steve Walch pointed out that there is a memory leak in the formdata
functions. I added a FormFree() function that is now used and supposed to
correct this flaw.
- Mark Wotton reported:
'curl -L' core dumps. I managed to cure this by
correcting the cleanup procedure. The bug seems to be gone with my OpenSSL
0.9.2b, although still occurs when I run the ~100 years old SSLeay 0.8.0. I
don't know whether it is curl or SSLeay that is to blame for that.
- Marcus Klein:
Reported an FTP upload resume bug that I really can't repeat nor understand.
I leave it here so that it won't be forgotten.
Daniel (29 July 1999)
- Costya Shulyupin suggested support for longer URLs when following Location:
and I could only agree and fix it!
- Leigh Purdie found a problem in the upload/POST department. It turned out
that http.c accidentaly cleared the pointer instead of the byte counter
when supposed to.
- Costya Shulyupin pointed out a problem with port numbers and Location:. If
you had a server at a non-standard port that redirected to an URL using a
standard port number, curl still used that first port number.
- Ralph Beckmann pointed out a problem when using both CONF_FOLLOWLOCATION
and CONF_FAILONERROR simultaneously. Since the CONF_FAILONERROR exits on
the 302-code that the follow location header outputs it will never show any
html on location: pages. I have now made it look for >=400 codes if
- 'struct slist' is now renamed to 'struct curl_slist' (as suggested by Ralph
- Joshua Swink and Rick Welykochy were the first to point out to me that the
latest OpenSSL package now have moved the standard include path. It is now
in /usr/local/ssl/include/openssl and I have now modified the --enable-ssl
option for the configure script to use that as the primary path, and I
leave the former path too to work with older packages of OpenSSL too.
Daniel (9 June 1999)
- I finally understood the IRIX problem and now it seem to compile on it!
I am gonna remove those #define strcasecmp() things once and for all now.
Daniel (4 June 1999)
- I adjusted the FTP reply 227 parser to make the PASV command work better
with more ftp servers. Appearantly the Roxen Challanger server replied
something curl 5.9 could deal with! :-( Reported by Ashley Reid-Montanaro
and Mark Butler brought a solution for it.
Daniel (26 May 1999)
- Rearranged. README is new, the old one is now README.curl and I added a
README.libcurl with text I got from Ralph Beckmann.
- I also updated the INSTALL text.
Daniel (25 May 1999)
- David Jonathan Lowsky correctly pointed out that curl didn't properly deal
with form posting where the variable shouldn't have any content, as in curl
-F "form=" It was now fixed.
Version 5.9
Daniel (22 May 1999)
- I've got a bug report from Aaron Scarisbrick in which he states he has some
problems with -L under FreeBSD 3.0. I have previously got another bug
report from Stefan Grether which points at an error with similar sympthoms
when using win32. I made the allocation of the new url string a bit faster
and different, don't know if it actually improves anything though...
Daniel (20 May 1999)
- Made the cookie parser deal with CRLF newlines too.
Daniel (19 May 1999)
- Download() didn't properly deal with failing return codes from the sread()
function. Adam Coyne found the problem in the win32 version, and Troy Engel
helped me out isolating it.
Daniel (16 May 1999)
- Richard Adams pointed out a bug I introduced in 5.8. --dump-header doesn't
work anymore! :-/ I fixed it now.
- After a suggestion by Joshua Swink I added -S / --show-error to force curl
to display the error message in case of an error, even if -s/--silent was
Daniel (10 May 1999)
- I moved the stuff concerning HTTP, DICT and TELNET it their own source
files now. It is a beginning on my clean-up of the sources to make them
layer all those protocols better to enable more to be added easier in the
- Leon Breedt sent me some files I've not put into the main curl
archive. They're for creating the Debian package thingie. He also sent me a
debian package that I've made available for download at the web page
Daniel (9 May 1999)
- Made it compile on cygwin too.
Troy Engel (7 May 1999)
- Brought a series of patches to allow curl to compile smoothly on MSVC++ 6
Daniel (6 May 1999)
- I changed the #ifdef HAVE_STRFTIME placement for the -z code so that it
will be easier to discover systems that don't have that function and thus
can't use -z successfully. Made the strftime() get used if WIN32 is defined
Version 5.8
Daniel (5 May 1999)
- I've had it with this autoconf/automake mess. It seems to work allright
for most people who don't have automake installed, but for those who have
there are problems all over.
I've got like five different bug reports on this only the last
week... Claudio Neves and Federico Bianchi and root <duggerj001 at> are some of them reporting this.
Currently, I have no really good fix since I want to use automake myself to
generate the files. I've found out that the @SHELL@-problems
can often be fixed by manually invoking 'automake' in the archive root
before you run ./configure... I've hacked my maketgz script now to fiddle
a bit with this and my tests seem to work better than before at least!
Daniel (4 May 1999)
- has been doing badly lately. I corrected a case problem in
the regexes.
- I've now remade the -o option to not touch the file unless it needs to.
I had to do this to make -z option really fine, since now you can make a
curl fetch and use a local copy's time when downloading to that file, as
curl -z dump -o dump
This will only get the file if the remote one is newer than the local.
I'm aware that this alters previous behaviour a little. Some scripts out
there may depend on that the file is always touched...
- Corrected a bug in the SSLv2/v3 selection.
- Felix von Leitner requested that curl should be able to send
"If-Modified-Since" headers, which indeed is a fair idea. I implemented it
right away! Try -z <expression> where expression is a full GNU date
expression or a file name to get the date from!
Stephan Lagerholm (30 Apr 1999)
- Pointed out a problem with the src/Makefile for FreeBSD. The RM variable
isn't set and causes the make to fail.
Daniel (26 April 1999)
- Am I silly or what? Irving Wolfe pointed out to me that the curl version
number was not set properly. Hasn't been since 5.6. This was due to a bug
in my maketgz script!
David Eriksson (25 Apr 1999)
- Found a bug in cookies.c that made it crash at times.
Version 5.7.1
Doug Kaufman (23 Apr 1999)
- Brought two sunos 4 fixes. One of them being the hostip.c fix mentioned
below and the other one a correction in include/stdcheaders.h
- Added a paragraph about compiling with the US-version of openssl to the
- New mailing list address. Info updated on the web page as well as in the
Greg Onufer (20 Apr 1999)
- hostip.c didn't compile properly on SunOS 5.5.1.
It needs an #include <sys/types.h>
Version 5.7
Daniel (Apr 20 1999)
- Decided to upload a non-beta version right now!
- Made curl support any-length HTTP headers. The destination buffer is now
simply enlarged every time it turns out to be too small!
- Added the FAQ file to the archive. Still a bit smallish, but it is a
Eric Thelin (15 Apr 1999)
- Made -D accept '-' instead of filename to write to stdout.
Version 5.6.3beta
Daniel (Apr 12 1999)
- Changed two #ifdef WIN32 to better #ifdef <errorcode> when connect()ing
in url.c and ftp.c. Makes cygwin32 deal with them better too. We should
try to get some decent win32-replacement there. Anyone?
- The old -3/--crlf option is now ONLY --crlf!
- I changed the "SSL fix" to a more lame one, but that doesn't remove as
much functionality. Now I've enabled the lib to select what SSL version it
should try first. Appearantly some older SSL-servers don't like when you
talk v3 with them so you need to be able to force curl to talk v2 from the
start. The fix dated April 6 and posted on the mailing list forced curl to
use v2 at all times using a modern OpenSSL version, but we don't really
want such a crippled solution.
- Marc Boucher sent me a patch that corrected a math error for the
"Curr.Speed" progress meter.
- Eric Thelin sent me a patch that enables '-K -' to read a config file from
- I found out we didn't close the file properly before so I added it!
Daniel (Apr 9 1999)
- Yu Xin pointed out a problem with ftp download resume. It didn't work at
all! ;-O
Daniel (Apr 6 1999)
- Corrected the version string part generated for the SSL version.
- I found a way to make some other SSL page work with openssl 0.9.1+ that
previously didn't (ssleay 0.8.0 works with it though!). Trying to get
some real info from the OpenSSL guys to see how I should do to behave the
best way. SSLeay 0.8.0 shouldn't be that much in use anyway these days!
Version 5.6.2beta
Daniel (Apr 4 1999)
- Finally have curl more cookie "aware". Now read carefully. This is how
it works.
To make curl read cookies from an already existing file, in plain header-
format (like from the headers of a previous fetch) invoke curl with the
-b flag like:
curl -b file http://site/foo.html
Curl will then use all cookies it finds matching. The old style that sets
a single cookie with -b is still supported and is used if the string
following -b includes a '=' letter, as in "-b name=daniel".
To make curl read the cookies sent in combination with a location: (which
sites often do) point curl to read a non-existing file at first (i.e
to start with no existing cookies), like:
curl -b nowhere http://site/setcookieandrelocate.html
- Added a paragraph in the TODO file about the SSL problems recently
reported. Evidently, some kind of SSL-problem curl may need to address.
- Better "Location:" following.
Douglas E. Wegscheid (Tue, 30 Mar 1999)
- A subsecond display patch.
Daniel (Mar 14 1999)
- I've separated the version number of libcurl and curl now. To make
things a little easier, I decided to start the curl numbering from
5.6 and the former version number known as "curl" is now the one
set for libcurl.
- Removed the 'enable-no-pass' from configure, I doubt anyone wanted
- Made lots of tiny adjustments to compile smoothly with cygwin under
win32. It's a killer for porting this to win32, bye bye VC++! ;-)
Compiles and builds out-of-the-box now. See the new wordings in
INSTALL for details.
- Beginning experiments with downloading multiple document from a http
server while remaining connected.
Version 5.6beta
Daniel (Mar 13 1999)
- Since I've changed so much, I thought I'd just go ahead and implement the
suggestion from Douglas E. Wegscheid. -D or --dump-header is now storing
HTTP headers separately in the specified file.
- Added new text to INSTALL on what to do to build this on win32 now.
- Aaargh. I had to take a step back and prefix the shared #include files
in the sources with "../include/" to please VC++...
Daniel (Mar 12 1999)
- Split the url.c source into many tiny sources for better readability
and smaller size.
Daniel (Mar 11 1999)
- Started to change stuff for a move to make libcurl and a more separate
curl application that uses the libcurl. Made the libcurl sources into
the new lib directory while the curl application will remain in src as
before. New makefiles, adjusted configure script and so.
libcurl.a built quickly and easily. I better make a better interface to
the lib functions though.
The new root dir include/ is supposed to contain the public information
about the new libcurl. It is a little ugly so far :-)
Daniel (Mar 1 1999)
- Todd Kaufmann sent me a good link to Netscape's cookie spec as well as the
info that RFC 2109 specifies how to use them. The link is now in the
README and the RFC in the RESOURCES.
Daniel (Feb 23 1999)
- Finally made configure accept --with-ssl to look for SSL libs and includes
in the "standard" place /usr/local/ssl...
Daniel (Feb 22 1999)
- Verified that curl linked fine with OpenSSL 0.9.1c which seems to be
the most recent.
Henri Gomez (Fri Feb 5 1999)
- Sent in an updated curl-ssl.spec. I still miss the script that builds an
RPM automatically...
Version 5.5.1
Mark Butler (27 Jan 1999)
- Corrected problems in Download().
Danitel Stenberg (25 Jan 1999)
- Jeremie Petit pointed out a few flaws in the source that prevented it from
compile warning free with the native compiler under Digital Unix v4.0d.
Version 5.5
Daniel Stenberg (15 Jan 1999)
- Added Bjorns small text to the README about the DICT protocol.
Daniel Stenberg (11 Jan 1999)
- <jswink at> reported about the win32-versioin: "Doesn't use
ALL_PROXY environment variable". Turned out to be because of the static-
buffer nature of the win32 environment variable calls!
Bjorn Reese (10 Jan 1999)
- I have attached a simple addition for the DICT protocol (RFC 2229).
It performs dictionary lookups. The output still needs to be better
To test it try (the exact format, and more examples are described in
the RFC)
Vicente Garcia (10 Jan 1999)
- Corrected the progress meter for files larger than 20MB.
Daniel Stenberg (7 Jan 1999)
- Corrected the -t and -T help texts. They claimed to be FTP only.
Version 5.4
Daniel Stenberg
(7 Jan 1999)
- Irving Wolfe reported that curl -s didn't always supress the progress
reporting. It was the form post that autoamtically always switched it on
again. This is now corrected!
(4 Jan 1999)
- Andreas Kostyrka suggested I'd add PUT and he helped me out to test it. If
you use -t or -T now on a http or https server, PUT will be used for file
I removed the former use of -T with HTTP. I doubt anyone ever really used
(4 Jan 1999)
- Erik Jacobsen found a width bug in the mprintf() function. I corrected it
(4 Jan 1999)
- As John V. Chow pointed out to me, curl accepted very limited URL sizes. It
should now accept path parts that are up to at least 4096 bytes.
- Somehow I screwed up when applying the AIX fix from Gilbert Ramirez, so
I redid that now.