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CURLINFO_EFFECTIVE_URL(3) curl_easy_getinfo options CURLINFO_EFFECTIVE_URL(3)

NAME

CURLINFO_EFFECTIVE_URL - get the last used URL

SYNOPSIS

#include <curl/curl.h>
CURLcode curl_easy_getinfo(CURL *handle, CURLINFO_EFFECTIVE_URL, char **urlp);

DESCRIPTION

Pass in a pointer to a char pointer and get the last used effective URL.

In cases when you have asked libcurl to follow redirects, it may not be the same value you set with CURLOPT_URL(3).

The urlp pointer will be NULL or pointing to private memory you MUST NOT free - it gets freed when you call curl_easy_cleanup(3) on the corresponding CURL handle.

PROTOCOLS

HTTP(S)

EXAMPLE

CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
if(curl) {

CURLcode res;
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com");
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, 1L);
res = curl_easy_perform(curl);
if(res == CURLE_OK) {
char *url = NULL;
curl_easy_getinfo(curl, CURLINFO_EFFECTIVE_URL, &url);
if(url)
printf("Redirect to: %s\n", url);
}
curl_easy_cleanup(curl); }

AVAILABILITY

Added in 7.4

RETURN VALUE

Returns CURLE_OK if the option is supported, and CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not.

SEE ALSO

curl_easy_getinfo(3), curl_easy_setopt(3),

November 26, 2021 libcurl 7.83.0