Section: curl_easy_getinfo options (3)
Updated: November 04, 2020
CURLINFO_SIZE_DOWNLOAD - get the number of downloaded bytes
CURLcode curl_easy_getinfo(CURL *handle, CURLINFO_SIZE_DOWNLOAD, double *dlp);
Pass a pointer to a double to receive the total amount of bytes that were
downloaded. The amount is only for the latest transfer and will be reset
again for each new transfer. This counts actual payload data, what's also
commonly called body. All meta and header data are excluded and will not be
counted in this number.
CURLINFO_SIZE_DOWNLOAD_T(3) is a newer replacement that returns a more
sensible variable type.
CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com");
/* Perform the request */
res = curl_easy_perform(curl);
/* check the size */
res = curl_easy_getinfo(curl, CURLINFO_SIZE_DOWNLOAD, &dl);
printf("Downloaded %.0f bytes\n", cl);
Added in 7.4.1
Returns CURLE_OK if the option is supported, and CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not.