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CURLINFO_EFFECTIVE_METHOD(3) curl_easy_getinfo options CURLINFO_EFFECTIVE_METHOD(3)

NAME

CURLINFO_EFFECTIVE_METHOD - get the last used HTTP method

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

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

In cases when you've asked libcurl to follow redirects, the method may very well not be the same method the first request would use.

The methodp 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, "http://example.com");
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, "data");
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, 1L);
  res = curl_easy_perform(curl);
  if(res == CURLE_OK) {
    char *method = NULL;
    curl_easy_getinfo(curl, CURLINFO_EFFECTIVE_METHOD, &method);
    if(method)
      printf("Redirected to method: %s\n", method);
  }
  curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
}

AVAILABILITY

Added in 7.72.0

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),
July 13, 2020 libcurl 7.72.0