Curl To Postman


When talking to a HTTP 1.1 server, you can tell curl to send the request body without a Content-Length: header upfront that specifies exactly how big the POST is. By insisting on curl using chunked Transfer-Encoding, curl will send the POST chunked piece by piece in a special style that also sends the size for each such chunk as it goes along. Postman is an API testing environment. CURL is a command line tool for transfering data via URLs. When it comes to REST APIs, we can use Postman as a GUI (graphical user interface) and cURL as a CLI (command line interface) to do the same tasks. In this PHP curl post example tutorial, we will learn how to POST data with PHP POST cURL requests. In this tutorial, we will take two examples of PHP post curl, First, one sends data to the server using the PHP CURL POST and second is send push notification to a mobile device with POST PHP CURL with curl post example with headers.

  1. How To Use Postman Chrome
  2. Postman Post Request
  3. Add Curl To Postman
Add curl to postman

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to generate Curl command using Postman.



Many times we need to execute GET, POST, PUT, PATCH, DELETE Http requests to verify endpoints. Normally we use:

  • Browser to execute GET request
  • Postman to execute GET, POST, PUT, PATCH, DELETE requests

There are many times where we stuck in a situation where:

  • Browser is not available on the machine
  • Postman is not able to install on certain machine
  • Using Linux environment

In such cases Curl command is very useful which can be used to execute HTTP endpoints from command prompt or terminal.

Installing Curl

The curl package is pre-installed on most Linux distributions today.

How To Use Postman Chrome

If curl is not installed you can easily install it using the package manager of your distribution.

Install Curl on Ubuntu and Debian
Install Curl on CentOS and Fedora

Generate Curl from Postman

Considering that you are already familiar with Postman. Follow these steps:

Postman Post Request

  1. Create HTTP request using Postman

  2. Click on the Code button.

  3. A dialog “GENERATE CODE SNIPPET” will appear. Select “cURL” from the dropdown.

  4. You can copy the command using Copy to Clipboard button.

Add Curl To Postman

Please note that Postman generate multi-line CURL command which works in Mac and Linux environment but not in windows terminal. In such cases, you need to change command to single-line manually.