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CURLOPT_REFERER explained

NAME

CURLOPT_REFERER - set the HTTP referer header

SYNOPSIS

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_REFERER, char *where);

DESCRIPTION

Pass a pointer to a zero terminated string as parameter. It will be used to set the Referer: header in the http request sent to the remote server. This can be used to fool servers or scripts. You can also set any custom header with CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER.

The application does not have to keep the string around after setting this option.

DEFAULT

NULL

PROTOCOLS

HTTP

EXAMPLE

CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
if(curl) {
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "http://example.com");
 
  /* tell it where we found the link to this place */
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_REFERER, "http://example.com/aboutme.html");
 
  curl_easy_perform(curl);
}

AVAILABILITY

If built with HTTP support

RETURN VALUE

Returns CURLE_OK if HTTP support is enabled, CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not, or CURLE_OUT_OF_MEMORY if there was insufficient heap space.

SEE ALSO

CURLOPT_USERAGENT, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER

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