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CURLOPT_MAXFILESIZE(3) Library Functions Manual CURLOPT_MAXFILESIZE(3)

NAME

CURLOPT_MAXFILESIZE - maximum file size allowed to download

SYNOPSIS

#include <curl/curl.h>
CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_MAXFILESIZE, long size);

DESCRIPTION

Pass a long as parameter. This specifies the maximum accepted size (in bytes) of a file to download. If the file requested is found larger than this value, the transfer is aborted and CURLE_FILESIZE_EXCEEDED is returned.

The file size is not always known prior to the download start, and for such transfers this option has no effect - even if the file transfer eventually ends up being larger than this given limit.

If you want a limit above 2GB, use CURLOPT_MAXFILESIZE_LARGE(3).

Since 8.4.0, this option also stops ongoing transfers if they reach this threshold.

DEFAULT

None

PROTOCOLS

FTP, HTTP and MQTT

EXAMPLE

int main(void)
{

CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
if(curl) {
CURLcode ret;
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com/");
/* refuse to download if larger than 1000 bytes! */
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_MAXFILESIZE, 1000L);
ret = curl_easy_perform(curl);
} }

AVAILABILITY

Always

RETURN VALUE

Returns CURLE_OK

SEE ALSO

CURLOPT_MAXFILESIZE_LARGE(3), CURLOPT_MAX_RECV_SPEED_LARGE(3)

February 01 2024 libcurl