The curlhs package
Package curlhs provides a mid-level interface to libcurl, the multiprotocol file transfer library which powers the popular tool curl (please see http://curl.haxx.se/ for more info). As described on the libcurl's project site (http://curl.haxx.se/libcurl/):
libcurl is a free and easy-to-use client-side URL transfer library, supporting DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, GOPHER, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMTP, SMTPS, TELNET and TFTP. libcurl supports SSL certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP uploading, HTTP form based upload, proxies, cookies, user+password authentication (Basic, Digest, NTLM, Negotiate, Kerberos), file transfer resume, http proxy tunneling and more!
libcurl is highly portable, it builds and works identically on numerous platforms, including Solaris, NetBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Darwin, HPUX, IRIX, AIX, Tru64, Linux, UnixWare, HURD, Windows, Amiga, OS/2, BeOs, Mac OS X, Ultrix, QNX, OpenVMS, RISC OS, Novell NetWare, DOS and more...
libcurl is free, thread-safe, IPv6 compatible, feature rich, well supported, fast, thoroughly documented and is already used by many known, big and successful companies and numerous applications.
Package curlhs depends on libcurl as an external library. To compile and later use curlhs, it is required to first install libcurl somewhere on the system, best in place that is easy to locate by the compiler. Information about how to compile and install libcurl may be found on its project site. A simple way may be to use one of the available precompiled packages.
Current version of curlhs follows libcurl in version 7.25.0. It is also possible to use curlhs with older versions of libcurl, but some features may not be available then (curlhs should easily compile with libcurl from version 7.20.0 upward).
Package is distributed under ISC License (MIT/BSD-style, see LICENSE file for details). It is marked as OtherLicense due to limitations of Cabal.
|Dependencies||base (4.*), bytestring (0.9.*), time (1.*)|
|Copyright||Copyright © 2012 Krzysztof Kardzis|
|Author||Krzysztof Kardzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Maintainer||Krzysztof Kardzis <email@example.com>|
|Category||Network, Web, FFI|
|Source repository||git clone https://github.com/kkardzis/curlhs|
|Upload date||Mon Sep 10 10:03:07 UTC 2012|