Section: curl_easy_setopt options (3)
Updated: March 23, 2020
CURLOPT_READDATA - custom pointer passed to the read callback
CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_READDATA, void *pointer);
to pass to the file read function. If you use the
option, this is the pointer you'll get as
input in the 4th argument to the callback.
If you don't specify a read callback but instead rely on the default internal
read function, this data must be a valid readable FILE * (cast to 'void *').
If you're using libcurl as a win32 DLL, you MUST use a
CURLOPT_READFUNCTION(3) if you set this option or you will experience
By default, this is a FILE * to stdin.
This is used for all protocols when sending data.
CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
struct MyData this;
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "http://example.com");
/* pass pointer that gets passed in to the
CURLOPT_READFUNCTION callback */
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_READDATA, &this);
This option was once known by the older name CURLOPT_INFILE, the name
was introduced in 7.9.7.
This will return CURLE_OK.