CURLINFO_FILETIME man page

CURLINFO_FILETIME ā€” get the remote time of the retrieved document

Synopsis

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode curl_easy_getinfo(CURL *handle, CURLINFO_FILETIME, long *timep);

Description

Pass a pointer to a long to receive the remote time of the retrieved document (in number of seconds since 1 jan 1970 in the GMT/UTC time zone). If you get -1, it can be because of many reasons (it might be unknown, the server might hide it or the server doesn't support the command that tells document time etc) and the time of the document is unknown.

You must tell libcurl to collect this information before the transfer is made, by using the CURLOPT_FILETIME(3) option to curl_easy_setopt(3) or you will unconditionally get a -1 back.

Consider using CURLINFO_FILETIME_T(3) to be able to extract dates beyond the year 2038 on systems using 32 bit longs.

Protocols

HTTP(S), FTP(S), SFTP

Example

curl = curl_easy_init();
if(curl) {
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, url);
  /* Ask for filetime */
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_FILETIME, 1L);
  res = curl_easy_perform(curl);
  if(CURLE_OK == res) {
    res = curl_easy_getinfo(curl, CURLINFO_FILETIME, &filetime);
    if((CURLE_OK == res) && (filetime >= 0)) {
      time_t file_time = (time_t)filetime;
      printf("filetime %s: %s", filename, ctime(&file_time));
    }
  }
  /* always cleanup */
  curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
}

Availability

Added in 7.5

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

curl_easy_getinfo(3), CURLINFO_FILETIME_T(3), CURLOPT_FILETIME(3).

January 25, 2018 libcurl 7.61.0 curl_easy_getinfo options