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curl download performances

From: Mokhtar BEN MESSAOUD <>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2015 15:31:49 +0100


I am testing curl pezrformance vs wget

I find that wget is far responsive than curl
wget download a test file from localhost in 5s , while curl download the
same file in 11 minutes

i use time to display time elapsed

time wget
--2015-01-07 16:36:54--
Connecting to connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 1000000000 (954M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘test’

100%[====================================>] 1,000,000,000 196MB/s in 5.2s

2015-01-07 16:36:59 (183 MB/s) - ‘test’ saved [1000000000/1000000000]

real 0m5.433s
user 0m0.204s
sys 0m2.084s


time curl

real 11m37.191s
user 0m1.920s
sys 0m13.644s

How to configure curl to get the same result as wget ?

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Received on 2015-01-09