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CURLINFO_EFFECTIVE_URL explained

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've asked libcurl to follow redirects, it may very well not be the same value you set with CURLOPT_URL.

The urlp pointer will be NULL or pointing to private memory you MUST NOT free - it gets freed when you call curl_easy_cleanup 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_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, curl_easy_setopt

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