cURL / Mailing Lists / curl-library / Single Mail


controlling number of bytes downloaded by libcurl

From: Mike Redding <>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 14:46:12 -0700

I am trying to control the number of bytes downloaded by libcurl.

Libcurl seems to want to download the whole file I specify in CURLOPT_URL.
InternetReadFileEx() in Windows allows you to specify the number of
bytes to download in the INTERNET_BUFFERS structure.

I have tried using CURLOPT_BUFFERSIZE, but libcurl just ignores this
request and downloads the whole thing.

Is there a way to download a specific number of bytes instead of the whole
file with libcurl?

Received on 2009-04-07