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Re: Speed comparison wget vs. curl (HTTPS/HTTP1/GnuTLS)

From: Jeff Pohlmeyer <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:07:04 -0500

On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 12:59 PM, Tim Rühsen <> wrote:

> I recently made a few comparisons between curl 7.50.0-DEV and wget 1.18 and
> was astonished about wget outperforming curl by some fair amount on single
> HTTPS request/response cycles.
> So my question goes... what is 'wrong' with that version of curl. Or what did
> I oversee - maybe some special options ?

The requested page does not exist, so wget does not download anything.
curl, on the other hand, will download the error page by default.

Try the --fail option to curl and see if it makes any difference.

 - Jeff

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