When browser connects to a website, it includes a User-Agent string in its HTTP header.
Sometimes you may need to change User-Agent with
curl to access some URL as a different browser.
This is a small note on how to set a custom User-Agent with
curl from the command line in Linux.
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Set User-Agent In cURL
Use the following syntax to set User-Agent in
$ curl -A "<User-Agent>" <URL>
$ curl -A "Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.google.com/bot.html)" http://example.com
More User-Agent strings can be found here>.