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This test case ensures the correct functioning of curl, which is a command-line tool for transferring data with URL syntax, supporting a range of protocols such as HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more.


  1. Install a fresh version of Fedora.
  2. Install curl: sudo dnf install curl.

How to test

  1. Fetch a basic web page: curl
  2. Fetch a web page and follow redirects: curl -L
  3. Fetch a web page with verbose output: curl -v
  4. Test a secured connection (e.g., HTTPS): curl
  5. Attempt to fetch a non-existent URL to test error handling: curl

Expected Results

  1. The curl command should fetch the content of the homepage without errors.
  2. When using the -L flag, curl should follow redirects and display the final page content.
  3. The -v flag should provide verbose output, detailing the request and response process.
  4. The HTTPS request should be made without SSL errors.
  5. For the non-existent URL, curl should display an appropriate error message.


For extended testing:

  1. Use curl to fetch files from an FTP server if available.
  2. Test POST and other HTTP methods using curl.
  3. Examine manual pages for more commands and options: e.g., man curl.