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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

CURLOPT_POSTFIELDSIZE (3)

Name

CURLOPT_POSTFIELDSIZE - size of POST data pointed to

Synopsis

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode  curl_easy_setopt(CURL  *handle,  CURLOPT_POSTFIELDSIZE,  long
size);

Description

CURLOPT_POSTFIELDSIZE(3)   curl_easy_setopt options   CURLOPT_POSTFIELDSIZE(3)



NAME
       CURLOPT_POSTFIELDSIZE - size of POST data pointed to

SYNOPSIS
       #include <curl/curl.h>

       CURLcode  curl_easy_setopt(CURL  *handle,  CURLOPT_POSTFIELDSIZE,  long
       size);

DESCRIPTION
       If you want to post data to the server  without  having  libcurl  do  a
       strlen()  to measure the data size, this option must be used. When this
       option is used you can post  fully  binary  data,  which  otherwise  is
       likely  to  fail.  If  this  size  is  set  to -1, the library will use
       strlen() to get the size.

       If you post more than 2GB, use CURLOPT_POSTFIELDSIZE_LARGE(3).

DEFAULT
       -1

PROTOCOLS
       HTTP

EXAMPLE
       CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
       if(curl) {
         const char *data = "data to send";

         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "http://example.com");

         /* size of the POST data */
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDSIZE, (long) strlen(data));

         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, data);

         curl_easy_perform(curl);
       }

AVAILABILITY
       Along with HTTP

RETURN VALUE
       Returns CURLE_OK if HTTP is supported, and CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not.


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


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | web/curl         |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted      |
       +---------------+------------------+
SEE ALSO
       CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS(3), CURLOPT_POSTFIELDSIZE_LARGE(3),



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 7.37.0                    17 Jun 2014         CURLOPT_POSTFIELDSIZE(3)