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[blogged] fcurl is fread and friends for URLs

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 17:01:09 +0200 (CEST)


This whole family of functions, fopen, fread, fwrite, fgets, fclose and more
are defined in the C standard since C89. You canĒt really call yourself a C
programmer without knowing them and probably even using them in at least a few

IĒve started to work on a library that provides a look-alike API with matching
functions and behaviors, but that allows fopen() to instead specify a URL
instead of a file name. I call it fcurl. It is hosted at

It is not strictly libcurl, as it is written to be on top of it but it is
powered by libcurl of course.

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