PycURL is an open source, cross-platform, very fast, and feature-rich library software written in the Python programming language as an interface to the libcurl library, targeted at the advanced developer.
This software is the perfect tool for developers who need dozens of concurrent reliable and fast connections. It can also be used for grabbing objects that are identified by a URL from a program written in Python.
Supports a wide variety of protocols
PycURL is a mature software that supports numerous of libcurl’s features, especially support for many protocols, including FTP/FTPS, HTTP/HTTPS, TELNET, GOPHER, DICT, LDAP and FILE.
It’s a multiplatform library that has been engineered in such a way to be deployed on either GNU/Linux or Microsoft Windows operating systems. Be aware though, that Python must be installed on your machine prior to attempting to install PycURL using the instructions listed below.
Getting started with PycURL
To install the PycURL software on your GNU/Linux computer, you must first download the source code, which is distributed on Softpedia as a tar archive, save it on a location of your choice, extract its contents using your favorite archive manager, open a Linux Terminal app and use the ‘cd’ command to navigate to the location of the extracted archive files.
Then, you must type the ‘python setup.py install’ command, with sudo or by switching to the root user, to install it system wide and make it available to all users on your Linux kernel-based operating system. At the moment, it has been successfully tested on 32-bit and 64-bit computers.
It might be possible to install PycURL from the main software repositories of your GNU/Linux operating system, using the default package manager and searching for the pycurl package. The application is targeted towards application developers who want to write Python programs and use libcurl’s functionality in them.