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CURLOPT_AUTOREFERER explained

NAME

CURLOPT_AUTOREFERER - automatically update the referer header

SYNOPSIS

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_AUTOREFERER, long autorefer);

DESCRIPTION

Pass a parameter set to 1 to enable this. When enabled, libcurl will automatically set the Referer: header field in HTTP requests where it follows a Location: redirect.

DEFAULT

0, disabled

PROTOCOLS

HTTP

EXAMPLE

CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
if(curl) {
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "http://example.com/foo.bin");
 
  /* follow redirects */
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, 1L);
 
  /* set Referer: automatically when following redirects */
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_AUTOREFERER, 1L);
 
  ret = curl_easy_perform(curl);
 
  curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
}

AVAILABILITY

Along with HTTP

RETURN VALUE

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

SEE ALSO

CURLOPT_REFERER, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION

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