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CURLINFO_EFFECTIVE_URL - Man Page

get the last used URL

Synopsis

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode curl_easy_getinfo(CURL *handle, CURLINFO_EFFECTIVE_URL, char **urlp);

Description

Pass in a pointer to a char pointer and get the last used effective URL.

In cases when you have asked libcurl to follow redirects, it may not be the same value you set with CURLOPT_URL(3).

The urlp pointer is NULL or points to private memory. You MUST NOT free - it gets freed when you call curl_easy_cleanup(3) on the corresponding CURL handle.

Protocols

HTTP

Example

int main(void)
{
  CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
  if(curl) {
    CURLcode res;
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com");
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, 1L);
    res = curl_easy_perform(curl);
    if(res == CURLE_OK) {
      char *url = NULL;
      curl_easy_getinfo(curl, CURLINFO_EFFECTIVE_URL, &url);
      if(url)
        printf("Redirect to: %s\n", url);
    }
    curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
  }
}

Availability

Added in 7.4

Return Value

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

See Also

CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION(3), curl_easy_getinfo(3), curl_easy_setopt(3)

Referenced By

curl_easy_getinfo(3), CURLINFO_SCHEME(3), CURLOPT_AUTOREFERER(3), libcurl-security(3).

2024-05-22 libcurl