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curl_unescape (3)

Name

curl_unescape - URL decodes the given string

Synopsis

#include <curl/curl.h>

char *curl_unescape( const char *url, int length );

Description

curl_unescape(3)                libcurl Manual                curl_unescape(3)



NAME
       curl_unescape - URL decodes the given string

SYNOPSIS
       #include <curl/curl.h>

       char *curl_unescape( const char *url, int length );

DESCRIPTION
       Obsolete function. Use curl_easy_unescape(3) instead!

       This  function  will  convert  the  given URL encoded input string to a
       "plain string" and return that as a new  allocated  string.  All  input
       characters  that are URL encoded (%XX where XX is a two-digit hexadeci-
       mal number) will be converted to their plain text versions.

       If the 'length' argument is set to 0, curl_unescape() will use strlen()
       on the input 'url' string to find out the size.

       You must curl_free(3) the returned string when you're done with it.

AVAILABILITY
       Since  7.15.4, curl_easy_unescape(3) should be used. This function will
       be removed in a future release.

RETURN VALUE
       A pointer to a zero terminated string or NULL if it failed.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | web/curl         |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted      |
       +---------------+------------------+
SEE ALSO
NOTES
       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source   was    downloaded    from     https://github.com/curl/curl/ar-
       chive/curl-7_64_0.zip

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://curl.haxx.se/.



libcurl 7.7                      22 March 2001                curl_unescape(3)