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RE: RE: How to achieve high bandwidth utilization when downloading web-pages with libcurl?

From: Gary Maxwell <>
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 14:00:36 -0800

> From: Gary Maxwell
> > Does curl tool implement any kind of parallel download?
> >
> As Daniel said, no. But that wouldn't stop me from launching multiple
> command shells and invoking looping curl scripts on each one. You'll
> approach the same effect.
Correction: Multiple curl instances will not behave the same as
a single libcurl application.

The libcurl caches (DNS and connections) will not share among
curl instances.

Also, you would have to provide a list of the URLs to a single
curl instance for those requests to share any cache benefit.


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Received on 2011-12-17