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curl_url_get - extract a part from a URL

NAME

curl_url_get - extract a part from a URL

SYNOPSIS

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLUcode curl_url_get(CURLU *url,
                       CURLUPart what,
                       char **part,
                       unsigned int flags)

DESCRIPTION

Given the url handle of an already parsed URL, this function lets the user extract individual pieces from it.

The what argument should be the particular part to extract (see list below) and part points to a 'char *' to get updated to point to a newly allocated string with the contents.

The flags argument is a bitmask with individual features.

The returned part pointer must be freed with curl_free after use.

FLAGS

The flags argument is zero, one or more bits set in a bitmask.

CURLU_DEFAULT_PORT

If the handle has no port stored, this option will make curl_url_get return the default port for the used scheme.

CURLU_DEFAULT_SCHEME

If the handle has no scheme stored, this option will make curl_url_get return the default scheme instead of error.

CURLU_NO_DEFAULT_PORT

Instructs curl_url_get to not return a port number if it matches the default port for the scheme.

CURLU_URLDECODE

Asks curl_url_get to URL decode the contents before returning it. It will not attempt to decode the scheme, the port number or the full URL.

The query component will also get plus-to-space conversion as a bonus when this bit is set.

Note that this URL decoding is charset unaware and you will get a zero terminated string back with data that could be intended for a particular encoding.

If there's any byte values lower than 32 in the decoded string, the get operation will return an error instead.

PARTS

CURLUPART_URL

When asked to return the full URL, curl_url_get will return a normalized and possibly cleaned up version of what was previously parsed.

CURLUPART_SCHEME

Scheme cannot be URL decoded on get.

CURLUPART_USER

CURLUPART_PASSWORD

CURLUPART_OPTIONS

CURLUPART_HOST

CURLUPART_PORT

Port cannot be URL decoded on get.

CURLUPART_PATH

CURLUPART_QUERY

The query part will also get pluses converted to space when asked to URL decode on get with the CURLU_URLDECODE bit.

CURLUPART_FRAGMENT

RETURN VALUE

Returns a CURLUcode error value, which is CURLUE_OK (0) if everything went fine.

If this function returns an error, no URL part is returned.

EXAMPLE

  CURLUcode rc;
  CURLU *url = curl_url();
  rc = curl_url_set(url, CURLUPART_URL, "https://example.com", 0);
  if(!rc) {
    char *scheme;
    rc = curl_url_get(url, CURLUPART_SCHEME, &scheme, 0);
    if(!rc) {
      printf("the scheme is %s\n", scheme);
      curl_free(scheme);
    }
    curl_url_cleanup(url);
  }

AVAILABILITY

Added in curl 7.62.0

SEE ALSO

curl_url_cleanup, curl_url, curl_url_set, curl_url_dup

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