CURLOPT_DEBUGFUNCTION man page

CURLOPT_DEBUGFUNCTION — debug callback

Synopsis

#include <curl/curl.h>

typedef enum {
  CURLINFO_TEXT = 0,
  CURLINFO_HEADER_IN,    /* 1 */
  CURLINFO_HEADER_OUT,   /* 2 */
  CURLINFO_DATA_IN,      /* 3 */
  CURLINFO_DATA_OUT,     /* 4 */
  CURLINFO_SSL_DATA_IN,  /* 5 */
  CURLINFO_SSL_DATA_OUT, /* 6 */
  CURLINFO_END
} curl_infotype;

int debug_callback(CURL *handle,
                   curl_infotype type,
                   char *data,
                   size_t size,
                   void *userptr);

CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_DEBUGFUNCTION,
                          debug_callback);

Description

Pass a pointer to your callback function, which should match the prototype shown above.

CURLOPT_DEBUGFUNCTION(3) replaces the standard debug function used when CURLOPT_VERBOSE(3) is in effect. This callback receives debug information, as specified in the type argument. This function must return 0. The data pointed to by the char * passed to this function WILL NOT be zero terminated, but will be exactly of the size as told by the size argument.

The userptr argument is the pointer set with CURLOPT_DEBUGDATA(3).

Available curl_infotype values:

CURLINFO_TEXT
The data is informational text.
CURLINFO_HEADER_IN
The data is header (or header-like) data received from the peer.
CURLINFO_HEADER_OUT
The data is header (or header-like) data sent to the peer.
CURLINFO_DATA_IN
The data is protocol data received from the peer.
CURLINFO_DATA_OUT
The data is protocol data sent to the peer.
CURLINFO_SSL_DATA_OUT
The data is SSL/TLS (binary) data sent to the peer.
CURLINFO_SSL_DATA_IN
The data is SSL/TLS (binary) data received from the peer.

Default

NULL

Protocols

All

Example

static
void dump(const char *text,
          FILE *stream, unsigned char *ptr, size_t size)
{
  size_t i;
  size_t c;
  unsigned int width=0x10;

  fprintf(stream, "%s, %10.10ld bytes (0x%8.8lx)\n",
          text, (long)size, (long)size);

  for(i=0; i<size; i+= width) {
    fprintf(stream, "%4.4lx: ", (long)i);

    /* show hex to the left */
    for(c = 0; c < width; c++) {
      if(i+c < size)
        fprintf(stream, "%02x ", ptr[i+c]);
      else
        fputs("   ", stream);
    }

    /* show data on the right */
    for(c = 0; (c < width) && (i+c < size); c++) {
      char x = (ptr[i+c] >= 0x20 && ptr[i+c] < 0x80) ? ptr[i+c] : '.';
      fputc(x, stream);
    }

    fputc('\n', stream); /* newline */
  }
}

static
int my_trace(CURL *handle, curl_infotype type,
             char *data, size_t size,
             void *userp)
{
  const char *text;
  (void)handle; /* prevent compiler warning */
  (void)userp;

  switch (type) {
  case CURLINFO_TEXT:
    fprintf(stderr, "== Info: %s", data);
  default: /* in case a new one is introduced to shock us */
    return 0;

  case CURLINFO_HEADER_OUT:
    text = "=> Send header";
    break;
  case CURLINFO_DATA_OUT:
    text = "=> Send data";
    break;
  case CURLINFO_SSL_DATA_OUT:
    text = "=> Send SSL data";
    break;
  case CURLINFO_HEADER_IN:
    text = "<= Recv header";
    break;
  case CURLINFO_DATA_IN:
    text = "<= Recv data";
    break;
  case CURLINFO_SSL_DATA_IN:
    text = "<= Recv SSL data";
    break;
  }

  dump(text, stderr, (unsigned char *)data, size);
  return 0;
}

int main(void)
{
  CURL *curl;
  CURLcode res;

  curl = curl_easy_init();
  if(curl) {
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_DEBUGFUNCTION, my_trace);

    /* the DEBUGFUNCTION has no effect until we enable VERBOSE */
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_VERBOSE, 1L);

    /* example.com is redirected, so we tell libcurl to follow redirection */
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, 1L);

    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "http://example.com/");
    res = curl_easy_perform(curl);
    /* Check for errors */
    if(res != CURLE_OK)
      fprintf(stderr, "curl_easy_perform() failed: %s\n",
              curl_easy_strerror(res));

    /* always cleanup */
    curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
  }
  return 0;
}

Availability

Always

Return Value

Returns CURLE_OK

See Also

CURLOPT_VERBOSE(3), CURLOPT_DEBUGDATA(3),

Referenced By

curl_easy_setopt(3), CURLOPT_ACCEPTTIMEOUT_MS(3), CURLOPT_ADDRESS_SCOPE(3), CURLOPT_CAPATH(3), CURLOPT_COOKIEJAR(3), CURLOPT_DEBUGDATA(3), CURLOPT_ERRORBUFFER(3), CURLOPT_FNMATCH_FUNCTION(3), CURLOPT_HTTP_CONTENT_DECODING(3), CURLOPT_PATH_AS_IS(3), CURLOPT_PORT(3), CURLOPT_SEEKDATA(3), CURLOPT_VERBOSE(3), libcurl-errors(3), libcurl-tutorial(3).

17 Jun 2014 libcurl 7.37.0 curl_easy_setopt options