The curl command with the -X or --request DELETE option is used to send a delete request to a server. The server could be a web server or an FTP server.
out any options will display the contents of a file on a server. The server could be a web server or an FTP server. In this example, the index.html file on the www.example.com web server is deleted.
curl -X DELETE http://www.example.com/index.html
The --url option is used to define the URL being requested. This option is typically not needed, thus the following commands both display the contents of the index.html page from the www.example.com web server.
curl -X DELETE http://www.example.com/index.html curl -X DELETE --url http://www.example.com/index.html