get info on unmet time conditional or 304 HTTP response.


#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode curl_easy_getinfo(CURL *handle, CURLINFO_CONDITION_UNMET,
                           long *unmet);


Pass a pointer to a long to receive the number 1 if the condition provided in the previous request did not match (see CURLOPT_TIMECONDITION(3)). Alas, if this returns a 1 you know that the reason you did not get data in return is because it did not fulfill the condition. The long this argument points to will get a zero stored if the condition instead was met. This can also return 1 if the server responded with a 304 HTTP status code, for example after sending a custom "If-Match-*" header.


HTTP and some


CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
if(curl) {
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "");

  /* January 1, 2020 is 1577833200 */
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_TIMEVALUE, 1577833200L);

  /* If-Modified-Since the above time stamp */
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_TIMECONDITION,

  /* Perform the request */
  res = curl_easy_perform(curl);

  if(!res) {
    /* check the time condition */
    long unmet;
    res = curl_easy_getinfo(curl, CURLINFO_CONDITION_UNMET, &unmet);
    if(!res) {
      printf("The time condition was %sfulfilled\n", unmet?"NOT":"");


Added in 7.19.4

Return Value

Returns CURLE_OK if the option is supported, and CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not.

See Also

curl_easy_getinfo(3), curl_easy_setopt(3),

Referenced By


April 26, 2023 libcurl 8.2.1