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CURLOPT_USERAGENT(3) Library Functions Manual CURLOPT_USERAGENT(3)

NAME

CURLOPT_USERAGENT - HTTP user-agent header

SYNOPSIS

#include <curl/curl.h>
CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, char *ua);

DESCRIPTION

Pass a pointer to a null-terminated string as parameter. It is used to set the User-Agent: header field in the HTTP request sent to the remote server. You can also set any custom header with CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER(3).

The application does not have to keep the string around after setting this option.

DEFAULT

NULL, no User-Agent: header is used by default.

PROTOCOLS

HTTP

EXAMPLE

int main(void)
{

CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
if(curl) {
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com");
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, "Dark Secret Ninja/1.0");
curl_easy_perform(curl);
} }

AVAILABILITY

As long as HTTP is supported

RETURN VALUE

Returns CURLE_OK if HTTP is supported, CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not, or CURLE_OUT_OF_MEMORY if there was insufficient heap space.

SEE ALSO

CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST(3), CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER(3), CURLOPT_REFERER(3), CURLOPT_REQUEST_TARGET(3)

2024-04-03 libcurl