CURLOPT_HTTPPOST

Section: curl_easy_setopt options (3)
Updated: September 02, 2017
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NAME

CURLOPT_HTTPPOST - specify the multipart formpost content  

SYNOPSIS

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_HTTPPOST,
                          struct curl_httppost *formpost);
 

DESCRIPTION

Tells libcurl you want a multipart/formdata HTTP POST to be made and you instruct what data to pass on to the server in the formpost argument. Pass a pointer to a linked list of curl_httppost structs as parameter. The easiest way to create such a list, is to use curl_formadd(3) as documented. The data in this list must remain intact as long as the curl transfer is alive and is using it.

Using POST with HTTP 1.1 implies the use of a "Expect: 100-continue" header. You can disable this header with CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER(3).

When setting CURLOPT_HTTPPOST(3), it will automatically set CURLOPT_NOBODY(3) to 0.

This option is deprecated! Do not use it. Use CURLOPT_MIMEPOST(3) instead after having prepared mime data.  

DEFAULT

NULL  

PROTOCOLS

HTTP  

EXAMPLE

/* Fill in the file upload field. This makes libcurl load data from
   the given file name when curl_easy_perform() is called. */
curl_formadd(&formpost,
             &lastptr,
             CURLFORM_COPYNAME, "sendfile",
             CURLFORM_FILE, "postit2.c",
             CURLFORM_END);

/* Fill in the filename field */
curl_formadd(&formpost,
             &lastptr,
             CURLFORM_COPYNAME, "filename",
             CURLFORM_COPYCONTENTS, "postit2.c",
             CURLFORM_END);

/* Fill in the submit field too, even if this is rarely needed */
curl_formadd(&formpost,
             &lastptr,
             CURLFORM_COPYNAME, "submit",
             CURLFORM_COPYCONTENTS, "send",
             CURLFORM_END);
 

AVAILABILITY

As long as HTTP is enabled. Deprecated in 7.56.0.  

RETURN VALUE

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

SEE ALSO

CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS(3), CURLOPT_POST(3), CURLOPT_MIMEPOST(3), curl_formadd(3), curl_formfree(3), curl_mime_init(3)


 

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